Wouldn't it be great if we could create any material we want, and that material would behave exactly as we would like it to? Here's how chemists are trying to do that!
Title: Highly efficient quantum dot near-infrared light-emitting diodes Authors: Xiwen Gong, Zhenyu Yang, Grant Walters, Riccardo Comin, Zhijun Ning, Eric Beauregard, Valerio Adinolfi, Oleksandr Voznyy and Edward H. Sargent Publication Info: Nature Photonics, 2016, 10 (4), pp 253-257 DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.11 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) harness the chemical properties of electroluminescence to bring cheaper, more efficient, and... Continue Reading →
We'd love to run cars on hydrogen, spitting only water out of the tailpipe. To produce cheap hydrogen in a green way, these researchers have developed a surprising new material to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Title: Rechargeable Sodium All-Solid-State Battery Authors: Weidong Zhou, Yutao Li*, Sen Xin , and John B. Goodenough* Publication Info: ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3 (1), pp 52–57; DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00321 Publication Date : January 3, 2017 Electricity generated by photovoltaic solar panels has reached the pivotal point where it is now less expensive than generation by combustion of fossil... Continue Reading →
Title: Diagnosis and Classification of 17 Diseases from 1404 Subjects via Pattern Analysis of Exhaled Molecules Authors: Hossam Haick et al. Publication Info: ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (1), pp 112–125 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04930 This work reports on the development of a portable, inexpensive, and non-invasive breath analyzer that couples the use basic fundamental chemical principles with pattern recognition algorithms to simultaneously... Continue Reading →