Solving an age-old mystery about crystal formation

A million years ago, the oldest known species to walk upright like a human, the Homo erectus, had a human-like fascination with crystals. Historians can even pin down the possible reasons—crystals didn't look like anything ...

Novel strategy stabilizes zinc-ion batteries

According to a study published in Advanced Functional Materials, a research team led by Prof. Hu Linhua from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that adding disodium maleate (DMA) ...

Two-dimensional nanoparticles with great catalytic potential

Hydrogen is considered an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Until now, expensive and rare substances such as platinum have been needed for its catalytic production, for example via electrolytic ...

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