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2011-10-04 12:25:54

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new, unifying method to describe a basic chemical concept called “electronegativity,” first described almost 80 years ago by OSU alumnus Linus Pauling and part of the work that led to his receiving the Nobel Prize. The new system offers simplicity of understanding that should rewrite high school and college chemistry textbooks around the world, even as it opens important new avenues in materials and chemical research, with...

2011-02-11 21:53:26

An international team of researchers has discovered a new class of magnetic superhalogens "“ a class of atomic clusters able to exhibit unusual stability at a specific size and composition, which may be used to advance materials science by allowing scientists to create a new class of salts with magnetic and super-oxidizing properties not previously found. The discovery, which was published Feb. 10 in the Early View issue of the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie...

2009-02-26 15:37:53

What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible "“ an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. A research team led by Professor H.K. Mao from Carnegie Institution of Washington and Professor Rajeev Ahuja from UU have used high pressure experiments and theoretical calculations to study the behavior of Ce3Al under high pressure. "We were surprised to find that Cerium...


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