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Hot vibrating gases under the electron spotlight

Natural gas is used in refineries as the basis for products like acetylene. The efficiency of gaseous reactions depends on the dynamics of the molecules—their rotation, vibration and translation (directional movement). ...

It´s a matter of gradients

Thermophoresis for the energy supply of early cells. NIM scientist Dr Christof Mast and his team suggest thermally driven formation of pH gradients and proton flux as source of chemical energy conversion in early stages of ...

Tuning the wavelength of fluorescent carbon tubes

Carbon is not just the most important element for life, it also has fascinating properties of its own. Graphene—a pure carbon sheet just one atom thick—is one of the strongest materials. Roll graphene into a cylinder ...

New model for bimolecular reactions in nanoreactors

Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote reactions and ...

Chemist explains the science behind fireworks

Whether you'll be watching fireworks along Boston's Esplanade or somewhere else this Fourth of July, you won't be the only one relaxing this holiday.

Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentral chemical processes

Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel catalyst concept, researchers ...

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