Nanostructure enlightening dendrite-free metal anode
Graphite anodes have been widely used for lithium ion batteries (LIBs) during the past two decades. The replacement of metallic lithium with graphite enables safe and highly efficient operation of LIBs, however, ...
New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins
Aarhus University researchers have developed an easier method to create DNA–protein conjugates. The method can potentially strengthen the work involved in diagnosing diseases.
Improving tumour radiation therapy: When basic ions break DNA down
A new study relevant for cancer radiation therapy shows that DNA building blocks are susceptible to fragmentation on contact with the full range of ions from alkaline element species.
Implanted infection prevention
Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to ...
Satisfying metals' thirst vital for high-capacity batteries
(Phys.org) —When a multiply charged aluminum or magnesium cation encounters a single water molecule, the result can be explosive. The metal ion rips an electron from the water molecule, causing a molecular-level ...
Switched-on bacteria: New RNA regulatory system found in salmonella
(Phys.org) —Disease-causing bacteria possess elaborate defensive arsenals used to withstand the body's best efforts to annihilate them. Salmonella, causative agent of food-borne illness, is one such pathogen, ...
New perspectives to the design of molecular cages
Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä report a new method of building molecular cages. The method involves the exploitation of intermolecular steric effects to control the outcome of a self-assembly reaction.
Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode
Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.
Researchers identify how zinc regulates a key enzyme involved in cell death
The molecular details of how zinc, an essential trace element of human metabolism, interacts with the enzyme caspase-3, which is central to apoptosis or cell death, have been elucidated in a new study led ...
Pumping iron: A hydrogel actuator with mussel tone
(Phys.org) —Protein from a small, tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P. Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator.
The core of corrosion
(Phys.org) —Anyone who has ever owned a car in a snowy town – or a boat in a salty sea – can tell you just how expensive corrosion can be.
Proton flow battery advances hydrogen power
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a concept hydrogen battery based simply on storing protons produced by splitting water.
Polymer coatings based on molecular structures
A novel method developed by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jacobs University Bremen enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor-made properties and multiple functions: ...
New method for efficient removal of uranium and other heavy metals from water
A new and efficient method for the removal of uranium and other heavy metals from water has been developed at the University of Eastern Finland. Chemec Ltd., a Finnish chemicals industry company, has purchased the rights ...