New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
Cagey material acts as alcohol factory
Some chemical conversions are harder than others. Refining natural gas into an easy-to-transport, easy-to-store liquid alcohol has so far been a logistic and economic challenge. But now, a new material, designed and patented ...
Photosensitive version of amiloride allows regulating the function of sodium-specific ion channels with light
The diuretic agent amiloride is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have now synthesized a photosensitive version, which allows regulating the function of sodium-specific ...
The quantum secret to alcohol reactions in space
Chemists have discovered that an 'impossible' reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
A new form of carbon: Grossly warped 'nanographene'
Chemists at Boston College and Nagoya University in Japan have synthesized the first example of a new form of carbon, the team reports in the most recent online edition of the journal Nature Chemistry.
Molecular footballs could revolutionize your next World Cup experience
A new way to assemble individual molecules could revolutionize the creation of novel materials with numerous potential applications, including emerging technologies such as flexible TVs. The results of this ground-breaking ...
The 'yin and yang' of malaria parasite development
Scientists searching for new drug and vaccine targets to stop transmission of one of the world's deadliest diseases believe they are closer than ever to disrupting the life-cycle of this highly efficient parasite.
Study on element californium could change ballgame on radioactive waste
(Phys.org) —Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel.
Materials break, then remake, bonds to build strength
Microscopic tears in a new kind of man-made material may actually help the substance bulk up like a bodybuilder at the gym.
A new synthesis method enables the production of wafer-thin carbon layers
(Phys.org) —Scientists have developed a promising nanomaterial that may be adaptable for use in a wide range of applications. An international team headed by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne ...