<b>The fundamental chemistry behind electrocatalytic water splitting</b>

The fundamental chemistry behind electrocatalytic water splitting

Oxygen evolution reaction. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy requires electrocatalytic methods to convert electrical energy to chemical energy and feedstocks. A team of researchers from TU Berlin, ETH Zurich, the National Resear...
<b>New process narrows the gap between natural and synthetic materials</b>

New process narrows the gap between natural and synthetic materials

Natural materials like skin, cartilage and tendons are tough enough to support our bodyweight and movements, yet flexible enough that they don't crack easily. Although we take these properties for granted, replicating this unique combinatio...
<b>Gels made from droplets are less stable than gels made from solid particles</b>

Gels made from droplets are less stable than gels made from solid particles

Syneresis research on attraction between droplets and particles in liquid layers by WUR Gels made from droplets are less stable than gels made from solid particles. As a result, droplets also exhibit much faster and a much larger extent of...
<b>Biocompatible TeSex nano-alloys for PT/PA/CT/PET imaging-guided NIR-II-photothermal therapy</b>

Biocompatible TeSex nano-alloys for PT/PA/CT/PET imaging-guided NIR-II-photothermal therapy

Schematic illustration of TeSex alloying strategy and mechanisms for detoxification and theranostic multi-functionalization. Credit: Science China Press Nanotheranostics, integrating diagnostic and therapeutic functions by nanoplatform, exh...
<b>Controlling buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects</b>

Controlling buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects

Buckling under pressure. Voltages control the buckling of a 150-nanometer-wide beam, as shown in this sketch of the device used by Hanay and coworkers. The ability to precisely alter the beam’s deformation could be used in nanoelectromech...
<b>Chemists Find a Way to Integrate Liquids into Materials During 3D Printing</b>

Chemists Find a Way to Integrate Liquids into Materials During 3D Printing

Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a way to integrate liquids directly into materials during the 3D printing process. This allows, for example, active medical agents to be incorporated into pharmaceut...
<b>Scientists discover insulator-to-semiconductor transition in fluorescent carbon quantum dots</b>

Scientists discover insulator-to-semiconductor transition in fluorescent carbon quantum dots

Fig.1. PL and UV-Vis absorption spectra are shown in (a) for B-CQDs and in (b) for R-CQDs. (c) The diagram of the energy levels and the electronic transition channels for PL emission from B- (left panel) and R-CQDs (right panel). Recently,...
<b>New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome</b>

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

Conidiophores with conidia of the microscopic fungi Aspergillus oryzae under light microscope. By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficie...
<b>Suspended Silicon Single-Hole Transistor Works as Nanoelectromechanical Resonator</b>

Suspended Silicon Single-Hole Transistor Works as Nanoelectromechanical Resonator

Silicon single-electron/hole transistors (SETs/SHTs) and super-high frequency nanoelectromechanical resonators show great potentials in quantum computation, sensing and many other areas. Recently, a group led by Prof. GUO Guoping from the U...
<b>New Stretched-Pulse Soliton Kerr Resonator Enhances Ultrafast Laser Performance</b>

New Stretched-Pulse Soliton Kerr Resonator Enhances Ultrafast Laser Performance

University of Rochester researchers are setting a new standard when it comes to producing ultrafast laser pulses over a broader range of wavelengths than traditional laser sources. In work published in Physical Review Letters , William Renn...