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Newly designed molecule binds nitrogen

Wheat, millet and maize all need nitrogen to grow. Fertilisers therefore contain large amounts of nitrogenous compounds, which are usually synthesised by converting nitrogen to ammonia in the industrial Haber-Bosch process, ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Materials Science
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Good vibrations feel the Force

A group of researchers led by Andrea Cavalleri at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg has demonstrated a new method enabling precise measurements of the interatomic forces that ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity

Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2-D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for faster and novel electronic devices. Researchers have been exploring 2-D electron ...

dateFeb 21, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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