<b>Nearly pure nanotubes from unusual catalyst</b>

Nearly pure nanotubes from unusual catalyst

Growing a batch of carbon nanotubes that are all the same may not be as simple as researchers had hoped, according to Rice University scientists. Rice materials theorist Boris Yakobson and his team bucked a theory that when growing nanotube...
<b>Watching two-dimensional materials grow</b>

Watching two-dimensional materials grow

Atomically thin crystals will play an ever greater role in future – but how can their crystallisation process be controlled? A new method is now opening up new possibilities. They are among the thinnest structures on earth: “two dimensi...
<b>Melting a crystal topologically</b>

Melting a crystal topologically

Physicists have successfully melted a very thin crystal of magnetic quasi-particles controllably, as turning ice into water. Novel phases of matter have been discovered and a new model system for fundamental physics studies has been establis...
<b>The smallest motor in the world consists of 16 atoms</b>

The smallest motor in the world consists of 16 atoms

A research team has developed a molecular motor which consists of only 16 atoms and rotates reliably in one direction. It could allow energy harvesting at the atomic level....
<b>A phase battery for quantum technologies</b>

A phase battery for quantum technologies

The first quantum phase battery has been realized. It consist of an indium arsenide nanowire in contact with aluminum superconducting leads and is a key element for quantum technologies based on phase coherence....
<b>Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board</b>

Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA has reconstituted itself. The Supervisory Board elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, who has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG since March 2016, as its new chair...
<b>Molybdenum Carbide Catalyst Efficiently Converts Seawater into Fuel</b>

Molybdenum Carbide Catalyst Efficiently Converts Seawater into Fuel

The Navy's quest to power its ships by converting seawater into fuel is one step nearer fruition. University of Rochester chemical engineers, in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, the University of Pittsburgh, and OxEon Energy...
<b>Laser-driven 'chirp' powers high-resolution materials imaging</b>

Laser-driven 'chirp' powers high-resolution materials imaging

Scientists can use beams of electrons to study the properties of materials. For example, they can learn about the behavior of subatomic particles and molecular or atomic structure of a material. Shorter electron beams produce higher-resoluti...
<b>Scientists teach old spectroscope new tricks</b>

Scientists teach old spectroscope new tricks

Researchers have improved a method for probing semiconducting crystals with light to detect defects and impurities. The details of their 'omnidirectional photoluminescence (ODPL) spectroscopy' set-up could help improve the fabrication of mat...
<b>Advanced materials: clean water and nitrogen cycle to promote sustainable development of energy and e</b>

Advanced materials: clean water and nitrogen cycle to promote sustainable development of energy and e

throughout the history of the world's energy development in ancient times the human dem for energy all came from the light heat brought by the solar radiation drilling wood for fire to achieve energy conversion human beings began to enter t...