Harvard University

Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

Jul 31, 2013 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

Electrical conductor sparks interest

Chemists at Harvard and three other institutions have created a purified version of an organic semiconductor with electrical properties that put it among a small handful of organic compounds and that provides ...

Aug 17, 2011 5 / 5 (5) 1

A tool to touch the sun

A scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is leading an effort to design an instrument that would be the first to come directly into contact with the sun’s fiery atmosphere ...

Oct 25, 2011 5 / 5 (5) 6