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A beautiful, peculiar molecule

"Carbon is peculiar," said Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto. "More peculiar than you think." He was speaking to a standing-room-only audience that filled the Raytheon Amphitheater on Monday afternoon for the ...

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Chemists achieve molecular first

(Phys.org) —Chemists from Trinity College Dublin have achieved a long-pursued molecular first by interlocking three molecules through a single point. Developing interlocked molecules is one of the greatest ...

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New self-healing plastics developed

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, ...

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A new source for potassium fertilizer

Potassium-rich bananas are often grown in the Southern Hemisphere, in countries like Brazil, but farming banana trees requires potassium fertilizer obtained from mining potash in the Northern Hemisphere. ...

Tiny step edges, big step for surface science

An interesting effect could help build better solar cells and create better chemical catalysts: If a titanium oxide surface is completely flat, the electrons inside the material can move freely. But if there ...

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Researching materials to optimize battery performance

Creating environment friendly energy storage systems, non-explosive and with charge/discharge long-term cycles, motivated a group of scientists from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Campus Iztapalapa ...

Chemical marker facilitates plastic recycling

Some years ago, a small recycling company asked the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) at Monterrey in the northeast of Mexico, a technology to identify PVC from PET, since the material caused ...

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