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Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation

05-Nov-2019

A new hybrid material developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool may bring the dream of carbon-free nuclear fusion power a step closer. The separation of hydrogen's three isotopes (hydrogen, deuterium, and tritium) is of key importance for fusion power technology, but current ...

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'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas

23-Oct-2019

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol. The carbon-neutral device sets a new ...

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Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

21-Oct-2019

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a ...

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Chemicals for pharmaceuticals could be made cheaper and greener by new catalysts

04-Oct-2019

High value chemicals used to make pharmaceuticals could be made much cheaper and quicker thanks to a series of new catalysts made by scientists at the University of Warwick in collaboration with GoldenKeys High-Tech Co., Ltd. in China. The process of making high-value chemicals for uses such as ...

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Graphene is 3D as well as 2D

26-Sep-2019

Graphene is actually a 3D material as well as a 2D material, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. Realising that it is a 3D material is important for understanding its mechanical properties and for developing novel graphene-based devices. Often hailed as a 'wonder ...

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Collaboration between University of Bristol and Malvern Panalytical

Bringing academia and business together to solve global challenges

25-Sep-2019

A formal partnership has been agreed between the University of Bristol and analytical instrumentation provider Malvern Panalytical. The Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the organizations’ relationship and focuses on mutual areas of interest and collaboration, including data analytics, ...

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Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated

19-Sep-2019

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the University of Warwick have ...

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Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

The material allows for incredibly sensitive detection of the direction molecules twist

17-Sep-2019

A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists probing some of the most promising types of future pharmaceuticals. Scientists who study the nanoscale - with molecules and materials 10,000 smaller than a pinhead - need to be able to ...

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WACKER Acquires a Stake in UK Battery Materials Specialist Nexeon

13-Sep-2019

Wacker Chemie AG is intensifying its research activities on silicon-based materials for high-performance batteries by taking a holding in Nexeon Ltd. The Munich-based chemical company announced that it is acquiring a 25 percent stake in the UK specialist for new battery materials. WACKER and ...

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AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

05-Sep-2019

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that an algorithm can predict the outcomes of complex chemical reactions with over 90% accuracy, outperforming trained chemists. The algorithm also shows chemists how to make target compounds, providing the chemical 'map' to the desired ...

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