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Inorganic Chemistry News
February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — A research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries. The innovation could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution, they ... read more

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior ... read more

Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

Feb. 21, 2017 — Engineers have now produced an elusive diamond crystal structure that could revolutionize photonics. This has put them on the path to achieving a material that is the 'holy grail of directed ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Chemists predict a better future for these types of batteries, called redox flow batteries. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing ... read more

New Hydronium-Ion Battery Presents Opportunity for More Sustainable Energy Storage

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have ... read more

Developing a Catalytic Conveyor Belt

Feb. 17, 2017 — Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow ... read more

In-Mouse Catalysis

Feb. 17, 2017 — A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach could make organometallic ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Allura Red, a synthetic food and pharmaceutical color widely used within the U.S., boasts special properties that may make it and other food dyes appropriate as sensors or edible probes to monitor ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have developed a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery ... read more

New Economic Water-Splitting Catalyst: Ruthenium-Based Material

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers in South Korea have developed an exiting new catalyst -- a ruthenium (Ru)-based material -- that can split water into hydrogen almost as well as platinum ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical ... read more

Turning Up the Heat for Perfect (Nano)diamonds

Feb. 14, 2017 — For use in quantum sensing, the bulk nanodiamond crystal surrounding the point defect must be highly perfect. Any deviation from perfection will adversely affect the quantum behavior of the material. ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Graphene foam reinforced with carbon nanotubes can hold thousands of times its own weight and still bounce back to its full height. The material is thermally stable and highly conductive, making it ... read more

Learning How to Fine-Tune Nanofabrication

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers developed a new computational method that may be used to produce tiny wires with diameters 1/100,000th that of a piece of hair, or tiny electrical circuits that can fit on the tip of a ... read more

Measuring Entropy: Scanning-Tunneling Microscope Gives Glimpse of the Mysterious Property

Feb. 14, 2017 — The scanning-tunneling microscope (STM), which is used to study changes in the shape of a single molecule at the atomic scale, impacts the ability of that molecule to make these changes, researchers ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Tiny carbon dots have, for the first time, been applied to intracellular imaging and tracking of drug delivery involving various optical and vibrational spectroscopic-based techniques such as ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — In the future, wide-ranging composite materials are expected to be stronger, lighter, cheaper and greener for our planet, thanks to a new invention. Nine years ago, an American researcher invented an ... read more

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