News tagged with carbon molecules

The world's cleanest water droplet

In nature, there is no such thing as a truly clean surface. Contact with normal air is sufficient to coat any material with a thin layer of molecules. This "molecular dirt" can change the properties of the material considerably, ...

dateAug 23, 2018 in Materials Science
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Chemists analyze air pollution

To the uninitiated, the back corner of ISC 1233 might be mistaken for a moonshiner's still. A series of plastic tubes corkscrew into an oversized glass jug resting inside a ventilated hood. But instead of making bootleg whiskey, ...

dateJul 25, 2018 in Environment
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Ocean carbon imaged on the atomic scale

Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in the ocean is one of the largest pools of reduced carbon on Earth. It's about 200 times larger than the living biosphere and comparable in size to the atmospheric CO2 reservoir.  Due to its ...

dateJun 05, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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