Delicate oxidation can transform greenhouse gas into useful chemicals
Scientists observe competing quantum effects on the kinetic energy of protons in water
Physical chemistry could answer many questions on fracking
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Wires turn salt water into freshwater
Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Non-uniform evaporation prevents scientists from seeing every atom on a surface
(Phys.org) —On the surface of a battery's electrode, a material that stores wind energy, or on nearly any other surface, scientists can use atom probe tomography to identify and locate almost every atom. ...
Superconducting and ferroelectric properties of perovskite
(Phys.org) —Perovskite materials are the newest contender for breaking the silicon ceiling in solar cell technology. But they don't just absorb light. Cambridge researchers have found they emit it like ...
The chemical battle inside instantaneous energy storage devices
When you're merging onto the Beltway around the nation's capital, you want to go from 20 to 70 mph now. Supercapacitors, often built from a two-dimensional material called graphene, have the potential to ...
Energy differences behind green fluorescent protein's glow in jellyfish skirts and biological studies
Credited with revolutionizing scientific studies, green fluorescent proteins or GFPs let scientists track molecules in complex reactions inside cells. Found in jellyfish and other marine animals, GFP glows ...
Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers
Commercial silicon-based solar cells - such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country - operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun's rays into electrical energy. It's taken over ...
Not all diamonds are forever: Researchers see nanodiamonds created in coal fade away in seconds
(Phys.org) —Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever. The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show ...
Graphene-boron mix shows promise for lithium-ion batteries
Frustration led to revelation when Rice University scientists determined how graphene might be made useful for high-capacity batteries.