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NSF puts VCU and partners on fast track to build open network

16-Sep-2019

D. Tyler McQuade, Ph.D., a professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, is principal investigator of a multi-university project seeking to use artificial intelligence to help scientists come up with the perfect molecule for everything from a better shampoo to coatings ...

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Researchers synthesize magnetic nanoparticles that could offer alternative to rare Earth magnets

04-Jun-2015

A team of scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University has synthesized a powerful new magnetic material that could reduce the dependence of the United States and other nations on rare earth elements produced by China. "The discovery opens the pathway to systematically improving the new material ...

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Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered

10-Feb-2015

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called "penta-graphene" - a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of ...

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Researchers discover a new class of magic atomic clusters called superhalogens

15-Feb-2011

An international team of researchers has discovered a new class of magnetic superhalogens – a class of atomic clusters able to exhibit unusual stability at a specific size and composition, which may be used to advance materials science by allowing scientists to create a new class of salts with ...

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Researchers show applied electric field can significantly improve hydrogen storage properties

05-Feb-2010

An international team of researchers has identified a new theoretical approach that may one day make the synthesis of hydrogen fuel storage materials less complicated and improve the thermodynamics and reversibility of the system. Many researchers have their sights set on hydrogen as an ...

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Researchers design new graphene-based, nano-material with magnetic properties

A possible pathway to simply synthesize ferromagnetic graphene

04-Sep-2009

An international team of researchers has designed a new graphite-based, magnetic nano-material that acts as a semiconductor and could help material scientists create the next generation of electronic devices like microchips. The team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University; Peking ...

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Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

The new material will increase control of radiation therapy

09-Jul-2009

Virginia Tech chemistry Professor Harry C. Dorn, Emory and Henry College chemistry Professor James Duchamp, and Panos Fatouros, professor and chair of the Division of Radiation Physics and Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have co-invented a hands-off process for ...

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Clusters of Aluminum Atoms Found to Have Properties of Other Elements

21-Feb-2005

A research team has discovered clusters of aluminum atoms that have chemical properties similar to single atoms of metallic and nonmetallic elements when they react with iodine. The discovery opens the door to using 'superatom chemistry' based on a new periodic table of cluster elements to create ...

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Chemical Industry Celebrates Innovation of 2002 Nobel Prize Winners

New Revolutionary Chemical Methods Vital to Developing Pharmaceuticals, Food Processing Methods and Diagnosing Cancers

24-Oct-2002

The chemical industry congratulates the 2002 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their seminal work in developing powerful new analytical methods for studying biological "big molecules," or macromolecules, such as proteins in and out of their natural environment. These breakthroughs ...

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