Nature Chemistry

Boron 'buckyball' discovered

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch.

dateJul 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Getting more electricity out of solar cells

( —When sunlight shines on today's solar cells, much of the incoming energy is given off as waste heat rather than electrical current. In a few materials, however, extra energy produces extra electrons—behavior ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Materials Science
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Photosynthesis reimagined

( —Using water as fuel has been a recurrent theme of science fiction since the days of Jules Verne. A recent discovery, however, may bring it one step closer to science fact by mimicking the very first steps of ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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