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Breakthrough in the production of three-dimensional molecular structures

New dimensions in organic chemistry through light-mediated synthesis

07-Apr-2021

A major goal of organic and medicinal chemistry in recent decades has been the rapid synthesis of three-dimensional molecules for the development of new drugs. These drug candidates exhibit a variety of improved properties compared to predominantly flat molecular structures, which are reflected ...

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Effective pathway to convert CO2 into ethylene discovered

Promising way to to transform ethylene production into a greener industry

24-Sep-2020

A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene -- an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other important products globally. The scientists developed ...

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Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost

The idea began as a joke over morning coffee

29-Apr-2019

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. Their research may enable this cost-effective renewable ...

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Ultra-lightweight ceramic material that withstands extreme temperatures

Highly durable aerogel that could ultimately be an upgrade for insulation on spacecraft

19-Feb-2019

UCLA researchers and collaborators at eight other research institutions have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it can withstand the intense heat and severe temperature changes that space ...

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A natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide and drugs

The weed killer could potentially be used to find new drugs for antibacterial medicines.

17-Jul-2018

A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant competitors. But the microbe also needs immunity from its own poisons. By looking for that ...

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'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion

Molecular machine could have wide-ranging applications in technology and science

15-Jan-2018

Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for signs of disease. But many applications of these machines require large arrays of rock-hard moving parts, which would be difficult to build with typical biological ...

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Synthesizing narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat

12-Dec-2017

Silicon -- the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors -- is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging and more expensive. Now, ...

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New metamaterial paves way for terahertz technologies

25-Oct-2016

A research team led by UCLA electrical engineers has developed an artificial composite material to control of higher-frequency electromagnetic waves, such as those in the terahertz and far-infrared frequencies. The material, specifically a metamaterial because it is has properties not found in ...

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Physicists demonstrate method to study atoms critical to medicine

13-Oct-2016

UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This result suggests that atoms fundamental to chemistry, such as hydrogen and carbon, could also be cooled using similar lasers, an outcome that would ...

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Physicists discover ‘apparent departure from the laws of thermodynamics’

23-Aug-2016

According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down to the same temperature as the surrounding air. For chemists and physicists, cooling samples of charged particles, also called ions, makes them easier to control and ...

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