New theory shows how strain makes for better catalysts

Brown University researchers have developed a new theory to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better. The theory, described in the journal Nature Catalysis, could open new design ...

Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

A new joint theoretical and experimental study suggests that graphene sheets efficiently shield chemical interactions. One of the promising applications of this phenomenon is associated with improving the quality of 2D materials ...

Superatomic nickel core and unusual molecular reactivity

A superatom is a combination of two or more atoms that form a stable structural fragment and possess unique physical and chemical properties. Systems that contain superatoms open a number of possibilities for not only formation ...

Chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials ...

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