The green chemistry of fullerene

Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) and the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a novel approach ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves ...

Tue 18 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Tricky reaction sequence gets a major boost from a flow setup and statistics

Researchers from Osaka University optimize a complicated domino reaction in a flow system via machine learning to efficiently screen multiple variables, attaining high selectivity and yield ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Improving the electrical and mechanical properties of carbon-nanotube-based fibers

The Lyding Group recently developed a technique that can be used to build carbon-nanotube-based fibers by creating chemical crosslinks. The technique improves the electrical and mechanical properties ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold

Nuclei can be round, like a soccer ball, or oblong, like a football. Others are slightly oblong but misshapen, like a potato. One of the only two ways to observe the third shape, rarely encountered, ...

Tue 18 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Time-resolved measurement in a memory device

zAt the Department for Materials of the ETH in Zurich, Pietro Gambardella and his collaborators investigate prospective memory devices. They should be fast, retain data reliably for a long time ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail

A team of physicists at the University of Sussex has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz ...

Tue 18 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Unexpected insights into the dynamic structure of mitochondria

As power plants and energy stores, mitochondria are essential components of almost all cells in plants, fungi and animals. Until now, it has been assumed that these functions underlie a static ...

Tue 18 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Synopsis: New Physics Possibilities from Kaon Decay

Previously unpredicted particles or a new type of particle interaction could explain the unexpected rare kaon decay events reported by the KOTO experiment in Japan.[Physics] Published Wed Feb ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from APS Physics

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Creating custom light using 2-D materials

Finding new semiconductor materials that emit light is essential for developing a wide range of electronic devices. But making artificial structures that emit light tailored to our specific ...

Tue 18 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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