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New light shed on intensely studied material

21-Jan-2019

The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. Despite this, researchers at Linköping University have now demonstrated that the material functions in a completely different manner than previously believed. The result has huge significance in many fields ...

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Breakthrough in organic electronics

A simple new tweak could double the efficiency of organic electronics

16-Jan-2019

The majority of our everyday electronics are based on inorganic semiconductors, such as silicon. Crucial to their function is a process called doping, which involves weaving impurities into the semiconductor to enhance its electrical conductivity. It is this that allows various components in ...

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Molecular assemblies heal epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide

29-Nov-2018

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have made a breakthrough in the way one can control the charge carrier density in graphene. They have discovered a novel method to dope graphene over large areas that enables the study of the physics at the Dirac point, where graphene is ...

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Perstorp announces sale of its BioProducts business

27-Nov-2018

Perstorp announced the sale of Perstorp BioProducts, a leading producer of biodiesel and glycerine in Scandinavia, to a Swedish investor together with a member of the subsidiary’s management team. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale includes the production site in ...

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Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

22-Nov-2018

Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical ...

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How to melt gold at room temperature

21-Nov-2018

When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen - not least when it comes to gold atoms. Researchers from, among others, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now managed, for the first time, to make the surface of a gold object melt at room temperature. Ludvig de Knoop, from ...

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Perovskites - materials of the future in optical communication

Inorganic metal halide perovskite-based photodetectors for optical communication applications

19-Oct-2018

Researchers at the universities in Linköping and Shenzhen have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music. "It's a promising material for future rapid optical communication", says Feng Gao, researcher at Linköping ...

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Stora Enso and Gasum to make renewable energy from wastewater in Sweden

10-Oct-2018

Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. Gasum plans to upgrade the biogas into Liquefied Biogas (LBG) ...

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Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas

08-Oct-2018

In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells. These enzymes can utilize the cell's own energy, and thereby enable hydrogen gas to be produced ...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018 announced

Appreciation of the research in directed evolution and manipulation of enzymes and antibodies

04-Oct-2018

The researchers Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter were announced as this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Their achievements in the directed evolution in enzymes and the use of phage-display to produce antibodies was groundbreaking and worthy of the Nobel ...

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