Chemical innovation stabilizes best-performing perovskite formulation

Publishing in Science, researchers at EPFL have successfully overcome a limiting problem with stabilizing the best-performing formulation of metal-halide perovskite films, a key player in a range of applications, including solar cells. Credit: Nripan Mathews ....

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Carbon-carbon covalent bonds far more flexible than presumed

The molecules synthesized and analysed by the research group. In green and blue is the flexible C-C single bond (Takuya Shimajiri, Takanori Suzuki, Yusuke Ishigaki, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, September 30, 2020). Credit: Takuya Shimajiri, ....

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Researchers discover first enzymes to catalyze a classic organic reaction

Credit: University of California, Los Angeles The Tang, Garg, and Houk research groups have discovered nature's natural protein catalysts (enzymes) that catalyze the Alder-ene reaction. All groups are part of the UCLA Department of Chemistry ....

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Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Millions of years ago, fire swept across the planet, fueled by an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which even wet forests burned, according to new research by CU Boulder scientists. The ....

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Researchers use amino acids to grow high-performance copper thin films

Copper thin films are created by electrodeposition of copper, Cu(111), on a self-assembled organic monolayer of the amino acid L-cysteine on gold, Au(111). Credit: Bin Luo For the first time, researchers from Missouri S&T have ....

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Volcanic ash could help reduce carbon dioxide associated with climate change

Volcanic debris flow avalanche on Soufrierre Hills volcano, Montserrat. Credit: Martin Palmer University of Southampton scientists investigating ways of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases from our atmosphere believe volcanic ash could play ....

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China’s air pollutant reduction success could make it tougher to control climate change

Credit: CC0 Public Domain China's success in improving air quality by cutting polluting emissions may have a negative knock-on effect on climate change overall, a new study has found. The research, by scientists from Carnegie ....

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Biodiversity and plant decomposition should be factored into climate models, study finds

Violin plots and boxplots showing potential increases (%) in the process of decomposition (mass loss) resulting from diversity change or climatic warming. Credit: Akira S. Mori, Yokohama National University The afterlife of plant matter plays ....

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Understanding oxygen-reducing enzymes

Pictures of F420H2-oxidase crystals obtained aerobically with a typical size of 0.1 mm. With oxygen the Fe and flavin inside the enzyme give the natural yellow color to the crystals. Credit: Max Planck Institute for ....

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