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A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications 
liquid organelles

Simple mechanism identified for assembly and disassembly of structures in cells

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a simple charge-based mechanism for regulating the formation and dissolution of liquid-like structures inside cells. The research...

Entanglement at heart of ‘two-for-one’ fission in next-generation solar cells 

The mechanism behind a process known as singlet fission, which could drive the development of highly efficient solar cells, has been directly observed by...

Iron based dyes can lead to cheaper solar energy applications

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new way to capture energy from sunlight – by using molecules that contain iron. The...

SLAC Experiment Finds Key to Natural Detoxifier’s Reactivity

Researchers working at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond...

From the scent of geranium to cough medicine

  Terpenes and their derivatives exert important biological and pharmaceutical functions. Starting out from a few basic building blocks nature elegantly builds up complex structures....

Stanford chemists develop ‘nanoreactor’ for discovering new chemical reactions

A new computer model could identify unknown chemical mechanisms that could improve energy production and storage, or the development of new medicines.