<b>Oxidation in novel coating material for aircraft gas turbine engines</b>

Oxidation in novel coating material for aircraft gas turbine engines

The oxidation processes in ytterbium silicide greatly depend on the amount of air in the environment, as evidenced by scanning electron microscopy images and X-ray diffraction peaks. Credit: Ryo Inoue from Tokyo University of Science Certai...
<b>Nanosponges could intercept SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection</b>

Nanosponges could intercept SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection

In lab experiments, both the lung cell and immune cell types of nanosponges caused the SARS-CoV-2 virus to lose nearly 90% of its "viral infectivity" in a dose-dependent manner. Viral infectivity is a measure of the ability of the virus to...
<b>Study: Superoxide Produces Hydroxyl Radicals in Lake Water</b>

Study: Superoxide Produces Hydroxyl Radicals in Lake Water

According to a study published in Water Research in April 2020, superoxide produces hydroxyl radicals in lake water....
<b>BioChromato Invest In International Markets</b>

BioChromato Invest In International Markets

BioChromato Inc. (Kanagawa, Japan) has made a major investment to expand sales, marketing and customer support activities in international markets, most notably Europe and North America. This move follows on from a notable increase in new m...
<b>Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale</b>

Water splitting observed on the nanometer scale

At rough areas of a catalyst surface, water is split into hydrogen and oxygen in a more energy efficient way than at smooth areas. It is a well-known school experiment: Applying a voltage between two electrodes inserted in water produces mo...
<b>LANXESS completes acquisition of Brazilian biocide manufacturer IPEL</b>

LANXESS completes acquisition of Brazilian biocide manufacturer IPEL

LANXESS completed the acquisition of Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda. (IPEL). The competent anti-trust authorities approved the transaction beginning of January. IPEL with headquarters in Jarinu, São Paulo, is one of Brazil’s leading bi...
<b>Analysis system enables targeted investigation of antiviral surfaces for material developers</b>

Analysis system enables targeted investigation of antiviral surfaces for material developers

The need for everyday objects with antiviral surfaces is high due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is known that the material composition of an object has an influence on the viability of viruses on surfaces. This is where the work of the Fraun...
<b>Small structures: progress in the research of defect based metal compound electrocatalysts</b>

Small structures: progress in the research of defect based metal compound electrocatalysts

The increasing energy dem of the environmental pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels urge us to develop sustainable clean renewable energy. Catalysts play an important role in various energy related electrocatalytic reactions such as p...
<b>New quantum switch turns metals into insulators</b>

New quantum switch turns metals into insulators

Most modern electronic devices rely on tiny, finely-tuned electrical currents to process and store information. These currents dictate how fast our computers run, how regularly our pacemakers tick and how securely our money is stored in the...
<b>Advanced functional materials: nontoxic titanium based quantum dots for tumor catalytic therapy</b>

Advanced functional materials: nontoxic titanium based quantum dots for tumor catalytic therapy

As we all know has serious side effects on tumor therapy traditional chemotherapy physical therapy which hinder its application in clinical treatment. Recently based on the specific tumor microenvironment of slightly acidic excessive hydroge...