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Electronic processes

Electronic Processes Observed During Catalysis with Novel X-Ray Spectroscopy Method

An international team has achieved a breakthrough at BESSY II. For the first time, they were able to study electronic processes on a transition metal...
turmeric

A Spicy Finding

Extracts of the plant turmeric — the spice that gives Indian curries a yellow color — have been used as an anti-inflammatory treatment in...
metalloenzymes, Optimo algorithm, climate change

Scientists Decipher Key Principle Behind Reaction of Metalloenzymes

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how important...
canola oil

Maintaining Canola Oil Quality

Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavor...
atmospheric oxygenvideo

Which Came First: Complex Life or High Atmospheric Oxygen?

We and all other animals wouldn’t be here today if our planet didn’t have a lot of oxygen in its atmosphere and oceans. But...
nanoscale

Three Kinds of Information from a Single X-Ray Measurement

Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials....
oxygen sponge

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks up Hydrogen Too

Having the right tool for the job enabled scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators to discover that...
wastewater treatment

EU Testing Way to Use Sun to Break up Plastics in...

While exposure to sunlight can degrade plastics into harmless elements, it’s a slow process. In some cases plastics can take several years to decompose....
Alzheimervideo

Discovery Lights Path for Alzheimer’s Research

A probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfoldedamyloid beta peptide — the kind suspected of causing Alzheimer’s...
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Building a Barrier Against Oxidation

Two-dimensional materials could underpin a novel family of flexible, low-power electronic devices, but their success depends on ensuring the layers are chemically stable. A*STAR...
fuel cells

Creating Longer-Lasting Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that’s battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones. Typically using hydrogen as fuel and air...
fuel cells

New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...
clay minerals

Clay Minerals and Metal Oxides Change How Uranium Travels Through Sediments

The Science Clay minerals are ubiquitous natural components of sediments and soils. Also, clays are used in the engineered barriers of spent nuclear fuel storage...
methane

New Technologies for Vinasse Storage and Transportation Reduce Methane Emissions

New technologies used by sugar mills to transport and store vinasse have reduced greenhouse gas emissions during the process of producing ethanol from sugarcane. This...
Plutonium

A New Oxidation State for Plutonium

The Science Associated with nuclear power and national security, plutonium (Pu) has some of the most complicated chemistry on the periodic table. For the first...
oxidation state

Mainz-Based Researchers Stabilized Gold in Very Rare Oxidation State +II

According to text book knowledge, the usual oxidation states of gold in compounds are +I and +III. The divalent form (+II), on the other...
tungsten

Smart Materials for Extreme Loads

The inner wall of future fusion reactors is subjected to extreme heat flux densities comparable to those on the outer wall of space ships...
hypersonic aerospace vehiclesvideo

Chances of Hypersonic Travel Heat up with New Materials Discovery

Researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Central South University (CSU), China, have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could...
Sun’s Energy

Manipulating Earth-Abundant Materials to Harness the Sun’s Energy

The Science Depositing one layer of atoms at a time can result in materials that greatly improve fuel cells, batteries and other devices. In this...
Glioblastomas

Is It Possible to Reduce Resistance to Chemotherapy?

Glioblastomas (GBMs) are considered to be the most malignant and dangerous form of brain tumours. The primary form of treatment of these is chemotherapy,...