Rechargeable Battery Breakthrough!

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 →

Health Assessment in Your Home via Disposable Breath Analysis Sensors

  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... Continue Reading →

Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide

Title: Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide Authors: Joseph H. Rheinhardt, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry* Publication Info: ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 454–461,  DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608 This article is a perspective from recognized experts in the field of CO2 capture and release.  It specifically focuses on molecular CO2 binding-release agents whose... Continue Reading →

Stacks on stacks on stacks

Finding ways to create order is a common theme in science. Here researchers are trying to carefully arrange chromophores in order to create better solar cells (among other potential uses). In particular, these chemists are trying to make porphyrins stand up on a surface creating stacks of porphyrins that are a well defined distance from each other and from the surface they are attached to.

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