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MicroED

Structure-ID Technique Could Shift Chemistry to Warp Speed

Work that previously could have taken chemists months can now be done in minutes. Using a technique called microcrystal electron diffraction, or MicroED, scientists need...
solar cells

High-Performance Solar Cells: Physicists from Halle Grow Stable Perovskite Layers

Perovskites are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the solar industry. In 2009, researchers were first able to prove that organic-inorganic compounds...
Plant Chemistry

Heart-Healthy Plant Chemistry

Plants have been a rich source of medicines for thousands of years. Compounds such as artemisinin, for example, used to treat malaria, and morphine,...
Air Pollution

US Air Pollution Deaths Nearly Halved Between 1990 and 2010

Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
Salt Solution

Seeing a Salt Solution’s Structure Supports One Hypothesis About How Minerals...

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutrons, isotopes and simulations to “see” the atomic structure of a saturated solution...
battery

Chemistry Professor’s Research Shocking the Battery Field

Every year, Apple unveils a new iPhone complete with a longer-lasting battery. In the newest model, Apple touts the battery in the iPhone XS Max...
E-Cigarette Liquidsvideo

Adding Flavors to E-Cigarette Liquids Changes Chemistry, Creates Irritants

As e-cigarette use expands among teens in the U.S., so have vaping menus, with manufacturers marketing nicotine-infused liquids that taste like crème brûlée, cotton...
skin cancer

Advancing Gene Therapy for Skin Cancer

One of the deadliest skin cancers, melanoma may be caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or artificial sources such as tanning...
acid antibiotic

Researchers Wake-Up DNA from Soil Bacteria to Discover Novel Acid Antibiotic

· A large DNA fragment from a soil bacterium was captured and engineered to be awoken · The researchers then used to trigger production of...
superrotors

Novel Corkscrew-Laser Technique Can Send Molecules Spinning Rapidly About a Selected...

Using corkscrew-shaped laser pulses, scientists at DESY have devised a sophisticated optical centrifuge that can make molecules rotate rapidly about a desired molecular axis....
bone implants

University Team Develops Antibacterial Surfaces for Bone Implants

A University team has found a solution to tackle the infection rate following joint replacement surgery by developing a non-toxic silver nanoparticle plasma coating. A...
cell membrane fusion

Neutrons Produce First Direct 3D Maps of Water During Cell Membrane...

New 3D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for...
In a thin film of a solar-energy material, molecules in twin domains (modeled in left and right panels) align in opposing orientations within grain boundaries (shown by scanning electron microscopy in the center panel). Strain can change chemical segregation and may be engineered to tune photovoltaic efficiency. Credit: Stephen Jesse/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Multimodal Imaging Shows Strain Can Drive Chemistry in a Photovoltaic Material

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has allowed a team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to...
syngas catalyst

Methane to Syngas Catalyst: Two for the Price of One

Hokkaido University researchers have created an improved catalyst for the conversion of methane gas into syngas, a precursor for liquid fuels and fundamental chemicals. Syngas,...
Labile iron

Novel Activity of Iron in All Human Cells Is Discovered

Scientists have long considered the labile iron pool a solely pro-oxidative cellular iron source. Labile iron is generally associated with the production of the...
graphene

Ultra-Thin ‘Teflon’ to Reactivate Graphene

Fluorographene is a graphene derivative with fluorine atoms linked to the carbons. Fluorine atoms make fluorographene an electrical insulator. This compound can be imagined...
leukemia

Researchers Lay the Foundation for Personalized Immune Treatments for Leukemia

New findings led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will help lay the foundation for developing highly personalized immune therapies...
nanothreads

New NSF-Funded Center to Explore Chemistry of ‘Nanothreads’

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.8 million to a team of scientists led by John Badding, professor of chemistry, physics, and...
Graphene Laminated Pipe

Graphene Laminated Pipes Could Reduce Corrosion in the Oil and Gas...

Published in Advanced Materials Interfaces, the team have found a way of incorporating graphene into a polymer liner used in pipes that transport crude oil...
enzyme-powered artificial cells

Enzyme-Powered Protocells Rise to the Top

Microorganisms have evolved a high degree of control over their locomotion using motility mechanisms that in their simplest form include simple gliding and gas...