How to trigger chemical reaction without the use of solvent
Bottle, glass tube and solvent, those are what we usually find in a chemistry lab or industry. Chemistry using solvents, or liquid based materials is the traditional way of synthesis. Although it is very efficient, an inevitable question is how to recycle solvent safely and environment frie ... more
Researchers make peroxide from oxygen, using photocatalysis to control the process
A study published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, a journal of the American Chemical Society, describes a novel method of producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main greenhouse gases and one of the world’s most widely produced chemicals. ... more
A quick electric pulse completely flips the material’s electronic properties, opening a route to ultrafast, brain-inspired, superconducting electronics
With some careful twisting and stacking, MIT physicists have revealed a new and exotic property in “magic-angle” graphene: superconductivity that can be turned on and off with an electric pulse, much like a light switch.
The discovery could lead to ultrafast, energy-efficient superconductin ... more
A material made from a few readily available components is very strong in tension and is nevertheless highly formable
Until now, developers of steels have had to make a choice: Either they increase the tensile strength of the material and usually accept that their material becomes relatively brittle. Or they rely on the fact that the steel can be strongly stretched and thus absorb a lot of energy in the ev ... more
Rigaku Corporation (“Rigaku”) announced that Toshiyuki Ikeda will resign as President and CEO of Rigaku effective January 31, 2023, and that Jun Kawakami will be his successor. Rigaku Holdings Corporation, the holding company for the Rigaku Group companies, will also name Mr. Kawakami as Pr ... more
Unilever announced the appointment of Hein Schumacher as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive, global search process. Hein will replace Alan Jope, who announced in September 2022 his intention to retire from Unilever.
Hein is currently CEO of the global dairy and nutritio ... more
Micro and macro X-ray analysis detects lead formate in Rembrandt's Night Watch
Rembrandt van Rijn was one of the most important Dutch painters of the 17th century. Probably his most famous painting is The Night Watch from 1642, which can be admired today in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. An international team has now identified lead formate in several areas of the Nigh ... more
"We are excited to learn whether this special arrangement will produce completely new and useful properties"
The structure of two-dimensional titanium oxide brakes-up at high temperatures by adding barium; instead of regular hexagons, rings of four, seven and ten atoms are created that order aperiodically. A team at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) made this discovery in colaboratio ... more
PASQAL raises €100 million Series B funding
PASQAL, a leader in neutral atoms quantum computing, announced it secured a €100 million equity Series B raise led by new investor Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. Other new investors include the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, Wa’ed Ventures and Bpif ... more
Researchers find a new way to make use of Photoredox Catalysis
Scientists of the department of Homogeneous Catalysis have found a new elegant way to make use of photoredox catalysis.
Researchers of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung have expanded the molecular toolbox for efficient, targeted syntheses: To do so, they use a very special catalys ... more