News tagged with carbon

Masses of methane from mud volcanoes

In the seabed, there are numerous microorganisms that play an important role in the global carbon cycle. Until now, however, it has not been understood to what extent geodynamic processes such as the subduction of oceanic ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Earth Sciences
shares37 comments 0

Tracking down the reactivity of catalysts

An international team of chemists has found a method to accelerate the development of new catalysts. Using NMR spectroscopy together with computational chemisty, they can evaluate whether or not molecules can enable reactions.

dateJun 13, 2018 in Materials Science
shares69 comments 2

Core electron topologies in chemical bonding

YNU researchers have solved the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides reveals a qualitative difference in the ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Materials Science
shares7 comments 0