Chemists discover temporary phases of chemical structures

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill's Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of "mechanochemistry," in which chemical transformations are produced by ...

Tweaking Mother Nature's chemistry box

Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature's chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. There is a need to ...

Analyzing the status of oxide surface photochemical reactivity

As shown by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Dr. Michael Henderson and Dr. Igor Lyubinetsky in their invited review article, using scanning probe microscopy techniques, in particular scanning tunneling microscopy or ...

New imaging technique captures ever-changing world of metabolites

(Phys.org) —What would you do with a camera that can take a picture of something and tell you how new it is? If you're Berkeley Lab scientists Katherine Louie, Ben Bowen, Jian-Hua Mao and Trent Northen, you use it to gain ...

Building protocells from inorganic nanoparticles

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Bristol have led a new enquiry into how extremely small particles of silica (sand) can be used to design and construct artificial protocells in the laboratory. The work is described ...

Best image yet of atoms moving in real time produced (w/ video)

Call it the ultimate nature documentary. Scientists at the University of Toronto have recorded atomic motions in real time, offering a glimpse into the very essence of chemistry and biology at the atomic level. Their recording ...

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