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Research Yields New Data on Mysterious Chemical Gardens

Research Yields New Data on Mysterious Chemical Gardens

They are formations resembling vegetal structures, which are produced when certain solid salts (copper sulfate, cobalt chloride) are added to an aqueous solution of sodium silicate. This research has been published in PNAS and in it participate scientist from Brussels Free University and the University of Granada Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences [More]
New Report on High Temperature Epoxy Resins Market

New Report on High Temperature Epoxy Resins Market

The report "High Temperature Epoxy Resins Market by Application (Coatings, Composites, Adhesives, Construction, Electrical & Electronics Others) & Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the High Temperature Epoxy Resins Market with analysis and forecast of the market size. [More]

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner

Metrohm USA and Metrohm Canada are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Young Chemist Award, Chad Atkins. Chad is completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia where he works under the supervision of R... [More]
Carbon Nanotube Based Electrocatalyst Makes a Cost-Effective Substitute for Platinum

Carbon Nanotube Based Electrocatalyst Makes a Cost-Effective Substitute for Platinum

Researchers at the Aalto University in Finland have developed an efficient and cost-effective substitute for platinum in energy storage applications. [More]
Innovative Method of Soldering Semiconductors Improves Electron Mobility

Innovative Method of Soldering Semiconductors Improves Electron Mobility

Professor Dmitri Talapin of the University of Chicago has led a team of researchers who have developed a new method to solder semiconductors. This study, which Talapin had conducted along with his associates from UChicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Argonne National Laboratory, proposes an innovative method that enables semiconductors to retain their ability to deliver good electronic performance even after being soldered. [More]
Synthesized Material Responds to Mid-Infrared Light for Creation of Efficient Plasmonic Devices

Synthesized Material Responds to Mid-Infrared Light for Creation of Efficient Plasmonic Devices

The North Carolina State University (NC State) has led a team of researchers that has synthesized a material for creating plasmonic devices that respond efficiently to mid-infrared (IR) range light. This material has potential applications in various fields including solar energy, biomedical devices and high-speed computers. This study is the first time that a material that can respond efficiently to the mid-infrared range light has been demonstrated. [More]
Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Mimicking Biological Processes Helps Improve Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have harnessed the power of natural materials to build better lithium ion batteries. [More]
Safe, Non-Flammable Electrolyte Technology for Lithium Batteries Receives VC Funding

Safe, Non-Flammable Electrolyte Technology for Lithium Batteries Receives VC Funding

Nitash Balsara, a battery scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and Joseph DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have together discovered a non-flammable electrolyte that holds promise for safe lithium batteries. [More]
Researchers Create Broad Color Palette of Electrochromic Polymers

Researchers Create Broad Color Palette of Electrochromic Polymers

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with support from BASF, have developed a broad color palette of electrochromic polymer materials that can be used for tinting windows, sunglasses and other such applications that are dependent upon an electric current for producing color changes. [More]
Researchers Observe Molecular Russian Nesting Dolls for the First Time

Researchers Observe Molecular Russian Nesting Dolls for the First Time

Scientists at the University of Chicago have experimentally observed a quantum phenomenon known as geometric scaling in ultracold, triatomic three-atom molecules. The gigantic three-atom molecules fit inside each other like a set of Russian nesting dolls. [More]