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Quantum Physics Feb 04, 2020

Quantum computers flip the script on spin chemistry

To build cheaper and more efficient sustainable energy options, we need to know a lot more than we currently do about the chemical reactions that convert solar energy into electricity. One of the best ways to do that is through ...

Cell & Microbiology Jan 31, 2020

Endoplasmic reticulum found to contact at least two membraneless compartments and influence their behavior

A team of researchers at the University of Colorado has found that the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) makes contact with at least two membraneless compartments in cells and influences their behavior. In their paper published ...

Biochemistry Jan 23, 2020

Taking aim at gastric cancer: New approach to selective chemotherapy

A novel drug, named "FerriIridium," can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after ...

Materials Science Feb 14, 2011

Jewel-toned organic phosphorescent crystals: A new class of light-emitting material

( -- Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications.

Bio & Medicine Mar 23, 2011

Contrast agent for tumor diagnostics: Phosphorescent metal-organic coordination polymers for optical imaging

( -- X-rays are not the only way: visible and especially infrared light can also be used to image human tissue. The effectiveness of optical imaging processes can be significantly improved with suitable dyes used ...

Materials Science Mar 09, 2011

Sensitive to oxygen: Phosphorescent iridium(III) porphyrin complexes, new tunable oxygen indicators

( -- Monitoring the amount of oxygen in living tissues accurately is a valuable tool in biomedical science, because it enables the elucidation of the course of metabolic processes or the detection of diseases ...

Other Jan 07, 2008

Hope Diamond's phosphorescence key to fingerprinting

Shine a white light on the Hope Diamond and it will dazzle you with the brilliance of an amazing blue diamond. Shine an ultraviolet light on the Hope Diamond and the gem will glow red-orange for about five minutes. This phosphorescent ...

Optics & Photonics Dec 18, 2012

Phosphorescence mapping provides high-speed 3-D images in living tissue

(—Scientists trying to decipher the microenvironment of living biological tissues now have a way of taking high-resolution, high-speed, three-dimensional images of their inner workings.

Optics & Photonics Oct 01, 2014

'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) ...

Jul 01, 2005

Universal Display Announces Fundamental Breakthrough in Blue Phosphorescent OLEDs

Universal Display Corporation announced a fundamental technical achievement in the development of its blue PHOLED phosphorescent OLED technology: a sky blue PHOLED with over 15,000 hours of operating lifetime. This is the ...

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