News tagged with synthetic chemistry

Lab-made complexes are 'sun sponges'

In diagrams it looks like a confection of self-curling ribbon with bits of bling hung off the ribbon here and there. In fact it is a carefully designed ring of proteins with attached pigments that self-assembles ...

dateAug 21, 2013 in Materials Science
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Sound waves precisely position nanowires

(Phys.org) —The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Nanophysics
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DNA constructs antenna for solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. By combining self-assembling DNA molecules with simple dye molecules, ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Materials Science
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A second ascent of chemistry's Mt. Everest

In science's equivalent of ascending Mt. Everest, researchers are reporting success in one of the most difficult challenges in synthetic chemistry—a field in which scientists reproduce natural and other ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Biochemistry
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