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Quantum coherence and energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes

Title: Electronic coherence lineshapes reveal hidden excitonic correlations in photosynthetic light harvesting, Nature Chemistry 2012 Authors: Cathy Y. Wong, Richard M. Alvey, Daniel B. Turner, Krystyna E. Wilk, Donald A. … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes

 Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing”                      Li, M.; Tian, J.; Al-Tamimi, M.; Shen, W. Angew. … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prettier than dyed eggs?

The cocoons, the silkworm itself, and the produced silk become colored when dye is incorporated into the silkworm feed. The concentration of dye in the produced silk changes based on how hydrophobic the dye is (increasing partition coefficient).

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Staying Soluble with Transitioning Polypeptides

This paper is an exciting step towards mimicking the conformational changes observed in natural proteins without loss in solubility.

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Update to “Women and Named Reactions”

    Accounts of Chemical Research recently published some additions and corrections to their article “Named Reactions Discovered and Developed by Women.”  They were informed of another reaction unambiguously named … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shifting with Selenium

I hope most of us have experienced the wonder of watching fireflies lighting up on a warm summer evening.

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

CO2 Reduction on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Activity for Tin/Tin Oxide Thin-Film Catalysts

Title:  Tin Oxide Dependence of the CO2 Reduction Efficiency on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Catalytic Activity for Tin/Tin-Oxide Thin Film Catalyst DOI:  10.1021/ja2108799 Author:  Yihong Chen and Matthew W. Kanan … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

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