<b>Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste</b>

Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste

That's what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste plastic that would otherwise add to the planet's environmental woes. In this instance, the lab of Rice chemist James Tour modified its meth...
<b>Researchers shed light on ionic interactions with graphene and water</b>

Researchers shed light on ionic interactions with graphene and water

Researchers led by Northwestern University engineers and Argonne National Laboratory scientists have reached new findings regarding the role of ionic interaction within graphene and water. Their insights could open the door to the design of...
<b>Advanced materials: grain coarsening effect for high efficiency lithium metal battery</b>

Advanced materials: grain coarsening effect for high efficiency lithium metal battery

lithium metal anode is considered to be the key technology to realize high specific energy battery in the future due to its high theoretical specific capacity extremely low electrochemical potential. However low lithium metal deposition / s...
<b>Modeling and Validation of Soft Robotic Snake Locomotion</b>

Modeling and Validation of Soft Robotic Snake Locomotion

Snake bodies are capable of navigating using a wide range of locomotion gaits. Therefore, snake-inspired robots can traverse challenging terrains, move through tight spaces, and perform operations such as inspection, search, and rescue. Howe...
<b>Predicting reaction results: Machines learn chemistry</b>

Predicting reaction results: Machines learn chemistry

Everyday life without artificial intelligence is barely conceivable in today's world. Countless applications in areas such as autonomous driving, foreign language translations or medical diagnostics have found their way into our lives. In c...
<b>Magnetic nanoparticles change their magnetic structure in a magnetic field</b>

Magnetic nanoparticles change their magnetic structure in a magnetic field

When ultrafine magnetic particles are exposed to an external magnetic field, their magnetic core grows in a previously unexpected way. This was observed by a team of scientists from the University of Cologne (UoC), Forschungszentrum Jülich...
<b>Advanced functional materials: Design Strategy of wearable flexible strain sensor against liquid inte</b>

Advanced functional materials: Design Strategy of wearable flexible strain sensor against liquid inte

wearable flexible electronic strain sensor has been gradually put into the fields of daily consumer products medical health industry military. In the future wearable flexible electronic strain sensor will be more challenging promising. It w...
<b>Scientists grow carbon nanotube 'forest' much longer than any other</b>

Scientists grow carbon nanotube 'forest' much longer than any other

While scientists have been able to grow individual CNTs approximately 50 cm in length, when they attempt arrays, or forests, they hit a ceiling at around 2 cm. This is because the catalyst, which is key to CNT growth occurring, deactivates...
<b>Chemist created a niobium-silica catalyst to boost petrochemical reactions</b>

Chemist created a niobium-silica catalyst to boost petrochemical reactions

Alkylation reactions are used in the petrochemical industry to obtain high-octane number components for gasolines. A chemist from RUDN University found a way to speed this process up to 24 times. To do so, he developed a catalyst based on s...
<b>New sulfur dioxide conversion method may transform current industrial techniques</b>

New sulfur dioxide conversion method may transform current industrial techniques

"Sulfur dioxides can cause significant environmental problems like acid rain, and it can cause sea acidification," said Xiaoxing Wang, associate research professor at the Penn State EMS Energy Institute. "Sulfur can also contribute to fine...