<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...
<b>Borrowing from robotics, scientists automate mapping of quantum systems</b>

Borrowing from robotics, scientists automate mapping of quantum systems

Scientists have taken an algorithm used for autonomous vehicles and adapted it to help characterise and stabilise quantum technology....
<b>Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos</b>

Excitons form superfluid in certain 2D combos

Mixing and matching computational models of 2D materials led scientists to the realization that excitons - quasiparticles that exist when electrons and holes briefly bind - can be manipulated in new and useful ways....
<b>How to store cipher data in magnetic skyrmions</b>

How to store cipher data in magnetic skyrmions

Scientists propose direct magnetic writing of skyrmions, i.e. magnetic quasiparticles, and skyrmion lattices, within which it is possible to encode, transmit, process information, and produce topological patterns with a resolution of less th...
<b>Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials</b>

Joined nano-triangles pave the way to magnetic carbon materials

Graphene triangles with an edge length of only a few atoms behave like peculiar quantum magnets. When two of these nano-triangles are joined, a "quantum entanglement" of their magnetic moments takes place: the structure becomes antiferromag...
PTFE Has Occupied every corner of life

PTFE Has Occupied every corner of life

Poly tetrafluoroethylene, abbreviated as PTFE, Teflon, it's miles a polymer compound fashioned by means of the polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene. Its easy shape is-[-CF2-CF2-] n-, which has first-rate chemical balance and corrosion resis...