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  • Materials Science News - Chemistry News(... continued page 8)
    wind power is a key barrier to a clean energy economy When the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis JCAP was established at Caltech and its partnering institutions Aug 28 2015 in Materials Science 2361 8 Study reveals how nanochannels select potassium ions Phys org One of the mysteries in biology is how cells can selectively diffuse potassium across a membrane Biological systems rely on a delicate balance between these potassium and sodium ion concentrations in the surrounding Aug 25 2015 in Materials Science report 1046 2 Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis A team of researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone Having generated Aug 25 2015 in Materials Science 2773 0 Solid state molecular switches using redox active molecules in a porous crystal Phys org A group of researchers have provided a proof of concept procedure for making a solid state molecular sized switch They combined a mechanically interlocked molecule with a pre synthetized metal organic framework Aug 24 2015 in Materials Science report 1959 0 Porous material converts CO2 into carbon monoxide and oxygen Phys org A team of researchers with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California has developed a porous material that is able to split carbon dioxide molecules into carbon monoxide and oxygen Aug 21 2015 in Materials Science report 2261 16 Study finds the origin of odd even effects Phys org The most intriguing property of nano scale organic devices is their tunability Their properties can be tweaked by changing the organic structure There have been several studies exploring the organic structure Aug 11 2015 in Materials Science report 537 0 Copper clusters capture and convert carbon dioxide to make fuel Capture and

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    the development of new drugs and other synthetic materials Feb 08 2016 in Materials Science 16 0 Uncovering secrets of elastin s flexibility during assembly Elastin is a crucial building block in our bodies its flexibility allows skin to stretch and twist blood vessels to expand and relax with every heartbeat and lungs to swell and contract with each breath But exactly how Feb 05 2016 in Materials Science 436 0 Researchers seek efficient means of splitting water Photovoltaics promise to help meet our energy needs by turning sunlight into electricity We can t run everything that way but with a little tweaking photovoltaic materials can use solar energy to split water into hydrogen Feb 05 2016 in Materials Science 25 1 The future of medicine could be found in this tiny crystal ball A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication Feb 04 2016 in Materials Science 23 0 Chemistry team is developing superbug killing disinfectants More than 100 000 people a year die from hospital acquired infections and a Villanova team led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin P C Minbiole PhD is doing cutting edge research to help combat infections such as Feb 09 2016 in Materials Science 136 0 Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium according to new research published online in the journal Feb 04 2016 in Materials Science 94 1 Room temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been

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    busy exploring options Solar energy is attractive but for widespread adoption Feb 03 2016 in Materials Science 32 0 Excited state proton transfer catalysis allows scientists to observe basic chemical reactions What if light or the lack thereof could start and stop a chemical reaction in its tracks giving scientists a freeze frame approach to study and control some of the most basic chemical reactions Feb 03 2016 in Materials Science 38 0 Clean energy from water Fuel cells generate electrical energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen To obtain clean energy the splitting of water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen is critical Researchers at the University Feb 08 2016 in Materials Science 14 0 Team devises easier way to make bijels a complex new form of liquid matter Oil and water famously don t mix but finely dispersing one in the other produces a liquid mixture with many useful properties An emulsion consisting of tiny droplets of one of those liquids immersed in the other is the Jan 27 2016 in Materials Science 806 0 Synthetic strategy for enantioselective aldol reactions with fluoroacetate Phys org Fluorine the most electronegative atom on the periodic table has some interesting applications in organic and medicinal chemistry Replacing hydrogen with fluorine can often boost biological activity and carbon fluorine Jan 27 2016 in Materials Science report 718 1 Nanopores may be trapping oil and gas in kerogen instead of allowing them to flow The dark colored hydrocarbon solid known as kerogen gives rise to the fuels that power many of our daily activities Petroleum is the source of gasoline and diesel fuels and natural gas is used for cooking heating and Feb 02 2016 in Materials Science 51 0 Sandcastle worms serve as inspiration for a new type of

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    rather than a waste product could lead to a more sustainable future Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change Feb 05 2016 in Materials Science 25 1 Breakthrough for magnesium lightweight materials By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys Mohsen Esmaily researcher in Atmospheric Corrosion at Chalmers University of Technology has succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these Feb 04 2016 in Materials Science 16 0 Crystal frameworks hold potential to deter pollution Chemists at Massey University have created a hybrid crystal framework which has the potential for applications in vehicle fuel storage carbon dioxide removal from smokestacks and drug delivery Jan 29 2016 in Materials Science 15 0 Block copolymer hydrogels as multifunctional effective cryoprotecting agents for red blood cells Freezing of medical tissue and cells usually requires the addition of cryopreservatives although the added compounds can have undesired effects in subsequent applications In the journal Angewandte Chemie British scientists Jan 29 2016 in Materials Science 30 0 Organic crystals allow creating flexible electronic devices Scientists from the faculty of physics of the Moscow State University have grown organic semiconductor crystals that can reduce the cost of creating light flexible and transparent light emitting electronic devices The researchers Feb 04 2016 in Materials Science 10 0 Natural selection could lead to amazing new materials Teflon and Kevlar are man made materials that have changed the world They were also invented by accident Feb 08 2016 in Materials Science 8 0 From chrome plating to nanotubes the modern chemistry first used in ancient times The ancient Babylonians were the first to use sophisticated geometry a staggering 1 400 years before it

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    always say Synthetic chemist I make new molecules especially those that shouldn t exist People typically respond that they were not very Feb 02 2016 in Materials Science 9 0 Sophisticated enzyme mimic enables efficient hydrogen production Researchers from the University of Amsterdam s Van t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences HIMS have developed a new catalyst that paves the way for low cost large scale hydrogen production The researchers led by Professor Jan 26 2016 in Materials Science 26 0 Invisible ink for secret data product and document security Ciphers and invisible ink many of us experimented with these when we were children A team of Chinese scientists has now developed a clever high tech version of invisible ink As reported in the journal Angewandte Jan 26 2016 in Materials Science 12 0 Novel 4 D printing method blossoms from botanical inspiration A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has evolved their microscale 3D printing technology Jan 25 2016 in Materials Science 23 0 Superelastic adaptive alloy could improve the success rate of childhood scoliosis treatment Scoliosis is typically defined as the curvature of the spine which in severe cases can lead to severe physical deformity in addition to pulmonary and cardiac problems Early onset scoliosis refers to spine deformity that Feb 02 2016 in Materials Science 29 0 Have scientists really found something tougher than nature s invincible material Ask most people what the hardest material on Earth is and they will probably answer diamond Its name comes from the Greek word ἀδάμας adámas meaning unbreakable or invincible and is from where we get the Jan 19 2016 in Materials Science 103 11 Long lasting coatings for offshore

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