Chemistry

Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener

Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener

Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions...
Scientists create first grams of yellowcake from seawater

Scientists create first grams of yellowcake from seawater

Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date For the first time, researchers have created five grams of yellowcake -- a powdered form of...
Prediction verified Mixing TNT and aluminum nanoparticles does enhance firepower

Mixing TNT and aluminum nanoparticles does enhance firepower: Prediction verified:

Army scientists proved a decades-old prediction that mixing TNT and novel aluminum nanoparticles can significantly enhance energetic performance. This explosive discovery is expected to extend...
Why seashells are tougher than chalk

Why seashells are tougher than chalk?

Seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, also known as chalk, a mineral soft and crumbly enough to use for sidewalk doodles. Yet seashells are...
Scientists go deep to quantify perovskite properties

Scientists go deep to quantify perovskite properties

Scientists have discovered electronic properties in quantum-scale devices that are likely to impact the growing field of low-cost perovskite based optoelectronics. In an Nature Communications...
Is there an end to the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Is there an end to the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements?

As the 150th anniversary of the formulation of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements looms, a Michigan State University professor probes the table's limits...
Fungi-produced pigment shows promise as semiconductor material

Fungi-produced pigment shows promise as semiconductor material

Researchers at Oregon State University are looking at a highly durable organic pigment, used by humans in artwork for hundreds of years, as a...
The world’s most delicious chemical reaction

The world’s most delicious chemical reaction

Why does fresh, hot toast have a more complex flavor than plain bread? Why does cooking raw food in general result in mouthwatering smells and...
Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications

Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications

“Graphene never ceases to surprise us when it comes to optics and photonics.”  --Andrea Ferrari Researchers have created a technology that could lead to...
Scientists discover new method to grow elastic diamonds

Scientists discover new method to grow elastic diamonds

Diamonds is the strongest naturally occurring material on Earth. It is also renowned for its incomparable properties, such as high stiffness, exceptional thermal conductivity, high...