A way to use a two-nickel catalyst to synthesize cyclopentenes

A pair of researchers at Purdue University has found a way to use a diatomic Ni-Ni catalyst to synthesize cyclopentenes. In their paper published in the journal Science, You-Yun Zhou and Christopher ...

Fri 22 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Physicists calculate proton's pressure distribution for first time

Neutron stars are among the densest-known objects in the universe, withstanding pressures so great that one teaspoon of a star's material would equal about 15 times the weight of the moon. Yet ...

Fri 22 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of individual ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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With nanopore sensing, physics researchers detect subtle changes in single particles

Researchers in Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Physics have discovered that a technique known as nanopore sensing can be used to detect subtle changes in clusters, or extremely ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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New paper provides design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials

Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Dietary fiber helps clump material in your gut

Food, microbes, and medicine all clump together as they move through our gut. Sticky molecules secreted into our intestines bind the gut particles in the same way that flour holds a ball of ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Expanding the use of silicon in batteries, by preventing electrodes from expanding

The latest lithium-ion batteries on the market are likely to extend the charge-to-charge life of phones and electric cars by as much as 40 percent. This leap forward, which comes after more ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from TechXplore

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More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper

A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper, finds a new Johns Hopkins study.

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Synthesizing useful compounds without forming unwanted chiral partners

Did you know that more than half of the drugs currently in use are chiral, potentially resulting in two different responses in the body? Chiral compounds are pairs of molecules that are mirror ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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How to freeze heat conduction

Physicists have discovered a new effect, which makes it possible to create excellent thermal insulators which conduct electricity. Such materials can be used to convert waste heat into electrical ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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