Chemistry in the News
Three-dimensional view helps laser in building new molecules
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:10:10 EST
Scientists have developed a new feedback method for optimizing the laser pulse shapes used in the control of chemical reactions.
How water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:56:56 EST
Scientists have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement.
Researchers create nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:17:17 EST
Researchers have used a unique optical metamaterial with zero-index refraction to generate phase mismatch–free nonlinear light, an important step towards efficient light generation for future quantum networks and light sources.
Electricity from waste heat with more efficient materials
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:15:15 EST
Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat directly into electricity. Scientists have developed hybrid thermoelectric materials which combine useful properties from different types of materials.
DNA helicity, elasticity explained on nanoscale
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:22:22 EST
A simple mechanical model to effectively implement the well-known double-stranded structure and the elasticity of DNA on a nano-meter scale has been developed, in an effort to more comprehensively explore the nucleic acid containing genetic material of cells.