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How seawater could corrode nuclear fuel


Japan used seawater to cool nuclear fuel at the stricken Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant after the tsunami in March 2011 -- and that was probably the best action to take at the time, says Professor Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California, Davis. But Navrotsky and others have since ...


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New approach to solar cells


An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz researchers is taking a novel approach to solar power, one that promises to lead to a technological breakthrough. By using nanoparticles of germanium, silicon and other materials, the researchers hope to produce solar cells far more ...


Peering into the never before seen


Scientists can now peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds. The findings point the way toward future work that could greatly improve catalyst efficiency in a variety of processes that are crucial to the world’s energy ...


Imaging technique enables studies on the dynamics of nanocatalysts at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution


Tiny catalyst materials may take part in a rich variety of very fast physical and chemical processes which can now be revealed more precisely thanks to a new imaging mode for dynamic transmission electron microscopes (DTEMs) developed by US scientists. "Our group has developed a dark-field ...


More, better biodiesel


Yields of biodiesel from oilseed crops such as safflower could be increased by up to 24 percent using a new process developed by chemists at UC Davis. The method converts both plant oils and carbohydrates into biodiesel in a single process, and should also improve the performance characteristics ...


Novel chemistry for ethylene and tin


New work by chemists at UC Davis shows that ethylene, a gas that is important both as a hormone that controls fruit ripening and as a raw material in industrial chemistry, can bind reversibly to tin atoms. The research, published Sept. 25 in the journal Science, could have implications for ...


How Crystal Becomes a Conductor


Squeeze a crystal of manganese oxide hard enough, and it changes from an electrical insulator to a conductive metal. In a report published by the journal Nature Materials, researchers use computational modeling to show why this happens. The results represent an advance in computer modeling of ...


Agilent Technologies Announces New Technique for Rapid Analysis of Key Breast Milk Component


Agilent Technologies announced a new technique developed by a team of University of California at Davis (UCD) and Agilent scientists that enables rapid, detailed analysis of the composition of a group of bioactive molecules in breast milk. Oligosaccharides (OGs) comprise the third-largest solid ...


Encoded metallic nanowires reveal bioweapons

Striped nanowires of silver and gold for parallel detection of various pathogens


When dangerous infectious diseases or biological weapons are suspected, fast help is required. The first step is a reliable, sensitive, and unambiguous, yet also fast and simple, identification of the pathogen; preferably, this test should be carried out on the spot, not in a laboratory. Portable ...


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