Physical chemistry could answer many questions on fracking
Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
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Solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years
'Molecular movies' will enable extraordinary gains in bioimaging, health research
Researchers today announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular ...
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.
Researchers develop method to inkjet print highly conductive, bendable layers of graphene
(Phys.org) —Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket.
Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win Nobel chemistry prize for cyber experiments (Update 3)
Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs.
Half-century-long quest to observe chemical reactions in quantum realm achieved
At very low temperatures, close to absolute zero, chemical reactions may proceed at a much higher rate than classical chemistry says they should – because in this extreme chill, quantum effects enter the ...
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.
Physicists turn liquid into solid using an electric field
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists have predicted that under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields, liquid droplets of certain materials will undergo solidification, forming crystallites at temperature ...
Twisted crystals point way toward active optical materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- A nanoscale game of "now you see it, now you don't" may contribute to the creation of metamaterials with useful optical properties that can be actively controlled, according to scientists ...