Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Deep insights from surface reactions

Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a working material and one ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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Molecules change shape when wet

In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers led by Melanie Schnell from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at ...

dateNov 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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Peptides vs. superbugs

Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Biochemistry
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