News tagged with transition metals

Insulator-metal transition at the nanoscale

Controlling the flow of electrons within circuits is achieved through the appropriate choice of materials. Metals allow electrons to flow freely and insulators prevent conduction. In general, the electrical properties of ...

dateMay 30, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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The element of surprise

Many of us are often told we bear a resemblance to another member of our family—for instance, that we have our mother's nose or our father's eyes.

dateMar 14, 2018 in Materials Science
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Newly designed molecule binds nitrogen

Wheat, millet and maize all need nitrogen to grow. Fertilisers therefore contain large amounts of nitrogenous compounds, which are usually synthesised by converting nitrogen to ammonia in the industrial Haber-Bosch process, ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Materials Science
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