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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018 — Researchers report that carboxylic acids, functional groups contained in biomolecules, drugs, and materials can be readily modified by light-induced organic reactions using an aminocyclopropenone. ... read more

Perovskite Solar Cells: Cheaper Production and High Efficiency

Dec. 11, 2018 — A team of chemists and physicists is offering a novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. The molecule assembles itself into a monolayer, which can cover a variety ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Chemistry professors used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have developed a new theory to better predict how nanoclusters will behave when a given metal is introduced to their ... read more

Terahertz Laser for Sensing and Imaging Outperforms Its Predecessors

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new terahertz laser is the first to reach three key performance goals at once -- high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning -- and could thus be valuable for a ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Industry consumes large quantities of crude oil to produce basic substances for drugs, cosmetics, plastics, or food. However, these processes consume a lot of energy and produce waste. Biological ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A special laser system has been developed, using two slightly different frequency combs. This allows for chemical analysis on tiny spaces -- it is a millimeter-format chemistry lab. With this new ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Materials scientists have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can lead to several-fold increases in the strength of composites with an interface that is modified by a molecular layer ... read more

Using Machine Learning to Design Peptides

Dec. 10, 2018 — Scientists have developed a way of finding optimal peptide sequences: using a machine-learning algorithm as a collaborator. The algorithm analyzes experimental data and offers suggestions on the next ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — Researchers have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Engineers have developed a method to transfer complete, flexible, two-dimensional circuits from their fabrication platforms to curved and other smooth surfaces. Such circuits are able to couple with ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Engineers have fine-tuned a microfluidic process for producing uniform bubbles to make ordered foams with bubbles in two or three distinct sizes. The customizable, 'wet' foams are intended ... read more

Paving the Way for More Efficient Hydrogen Cars

Dec. 5, 2018 — For hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage systems. Now, researchers have used metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to set a new record for hydrogen ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Even though nanographene is insoluble in water and organic solvents, researchers have found a way to dissolve it in water. Using 'molecular containers' that encapsulate water-insoluble ... read more

Microscopic 'Sunflowers' for Better Solar Panels

Dec. 4, 2018 — Scientists have harnessed magnetic fields to control the molecular structure of liquid crystal elastomers and create microscopic three-dimensional polymer shapes that can be programmed to move in any ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Harnessing nuclear fusion is a step closer after researchers showed that using two types of imaging can help them assess the safety and reliability of parts used in a fusion energy ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Researchers have developed a new efficient catalyst to synthesise aromatic amines, which are central building blocks in many drugs and pesticides. The system is more active than conventional ... read more

Discovery of Single Material That Produces White Light Could Boost Efficiency of LED Bulbs

Dec. 4, 2018 — The equation to make the inorganic compound combines a lead-free double perovskite with ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Researchers have demonstrated the use of electrochemical techniques to monitor the growth status and energy levels of microorganisms used in biotechnology ... read more

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