A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene — an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other important products globally. The scientists developed nanoscale copper wires with specially shaped surfaces to […]

A five-phase equilibrium with at the top a gas phase with unaligned rods (isotropic phase), then a liquid phase with rods pointing in about the same direction (nematic liquid crystal), subsequently a liquid phase with rods lying in different layers (smectic liquid crystal), and two solid phases at the bottom. […]

A newly discovered metal-free carbon-based catalyst that has the potential to be much less expensive and more efficient for many industries, including manufacturing of bio- and fossil fuels, electrocatalysis, and fuel cells. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered […]

The integrated solar flow battery device contains both a solar cell to convert sunlight into electricity and chemicals that can store the electricity for later use. Credit: Wenjie Li Chemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their collaborators have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery, a way […]

The Matrix Assembly Cluster Source, a newly invented machine which has been used by Swansea University researchers to design a breakthrough water treatment method using a solvent-free approach. Credit: IMPACT/Swansea University Researchers from Swansea University have developed a new environmentally friendly method for removing toxic chemicals from water. A newly […]

Chemical Recycling Makes Useful Product From Waste Bioplastic A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath. The team has shown how their chemical recycling method not only speeds up the process, it can also […]

MIT chemical engineers have designed a sensor that can be embedded into plant leaves and measure hydrogen peroxide levels, which indicate that damage has occurred. The signal can be sent to a nearby smartphone. Credit: Felice Frankel Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a […]

Re-attachable and flexible rechargeable batteries available to use in next-generation flexible/wearable devices. Credit: Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) A joint research team from KIER, KAIST, PNU, NTU develops a high-performance re-attachable sticker-type energy storage device. The research findings were published in the world’s renowned Chemical Engineering Journal. Dr. Yoon […]