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Inorganic Chemistry News
October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

When Quantum Scale Affects the Way Atoms Emit and Absorb Particles of Light

Oct. 21, 2016 — In 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new approach for obtaining functional surfaces consisting of organized polymers has been developed by ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have observed, quantified and created a new theoretical model of the coupling of two forms of collective atomic excitation, known as magnons and phonons in crystals of the antiferromagnet ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such immense forces deep underground can ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — A chemist has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of ... read more

Pushing the Boundaries of Magnet Design

Oct. 18, 2016 — For physicists, loss of magnetization in permanent magnets can be a real concern. In response, scientists created the strongest available magnet -- one offering ten times more magnetic energy than ... read more

When It Comes to Polymer Fragility, Size Does Matter

Oct. 18, 2016 — By combining a number of tools and techniques, a team of researchers was able to find a more complete picture of the glass transition phenomenon in polymers and to point out where the polymers differ ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Graphene coating protects glass from corrosion, a new study as demonstrated. This research can contribute to solving problems related to glass corrosion in several industries, say the study's ... read more

Pre-Treatment of Bandages May Improve the Antibacterial Properties of Nanoparticles

Oct. 18, 2016 — Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their ... read more

Scientists Develop a Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves in Response to Light

Oct. 17, 2016 — A revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material has been created that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, ... read more

Team Finds Order in a Process Previously Assumed to Be Random

Oct. 17, 2016 — Scientific discoveries often arise from noticing the unexpected. Such was the case when researchers, studying a tiny device that has become increasingly important in disease diagnostics and drug ... read more

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

Oct. 17, 2016 — In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the electronic ordering in copper-oxide superconductors could help scientists find the “recipe” for raising the temperature at which current can flow through these materials without ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal features ... read more

Chemists Design Organic Molecules That Glow Persistently at Room Temperature

Oct. 13, 2016 — LEDs have inspired a new generation of electronics, but there is still work ahead if we want luminescent materials to consume less energy and have longer lifespans. Certain inorganic metals seem ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin. They have demonstrated the ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ... read more

Achieving Ultra-Low Friction Without Oil Additives

Oct. 11, 2016 — A new process for treating metal surfaces has been developed that has the potential to improve efficiency in piston engines and a range of other ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The chemical properties of atoms depend on the number of protons in their nuclei, placing them into the periodic table. However, even chemically identical atoms can have different masses – these ... read more

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