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2014-04-07 16:12:11

A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them. Computational and experimental studies show that the superlattice structures, which are self-assembled from smaller clusters of silver nanoparticles and organic protecting molecules, form in layers with the hydrogen bonds between...

2014-03-31 09:49:46

RUB chemists explain the fingerprint of dissolved glycine in the Terahertz range Combination of molecular-dynamics simulations and spectroscopy is key to success Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have, for the first time, completely analyzed the fingerprint region of the Terahertz spectrum of a biologically relevant molecule in water, in this case, an amino acid. By combining spectroscopy and molecular-dynamics simulations, they rendered the motion of the most basic amino...

Chemiscope To Help Chemistry In Action
2014-03-18 05:09:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL) have reportedly developed a new tool that could make it possible to observe the making and breaking of chemical bonds and how molecules behave during a chemical reaction. The device is known as the “chemiscope,” and according to CaSTL officials it could revolutionize chemistry in much the same way that the microscope...

2014-01-27 12:21:46

Energy Software Rocks Vinmar International HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecule Software announced today the selection of its software by Vinmar International, a $4Bn global petrochemical marketing and distribution company. Molecule will be replacing a leading legacy ETRM vendor's flagship product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/DA51839LOGO) Vinmar selected Molecule for its ease of use, cost leadership, and quick implementation. Said Vishal Goradia,...

2-proton Bit Controlled By Single Copper Atom
2014-01-17 12:27:57

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Just a single foreign atom located in the vicinity of a molecule can change spatial arrangement of its atoms. In a spectacular experiment, an international team of researchers was able to change persistently positions of the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in a porphycene molecule by approaching a single copper atom to the molecule. A subatomic bit formed by two protons tunneling inside a simple organic molecule can be switched...

Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks
2013-12-16 14:20:48

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own with the emergence of nanotechnology. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are commanding much of the attention because of their appetite for greenhouse gases, but a new player has joined the field – supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs). Researchers with the U.S....

What Does Water Looks Like To DNA?
2013-11-20 09:41:53

American Institute of Physics New computational method described in the Journal of Chemical Physics allows researchers to predict how biological molecules interact with water A team of biochemists and mathematicians have developed a sophisticated geometric model to predict how a biological molecule will interact with water molecules, computing the results up to 20 times faster than other existing approaches. This new approach may help researchers find new drugs to treat human...

Nanomachines: Devices Of The Future
2013-08-28 09:42:10

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences An innovative measurement method was used at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for estimating power generated by motors of single molecule in size, comprising a few dozens of atoms only. The findings of the study are of crucial importance for construction of future nanometer machines – and they do not instil optimism. Nanomachines are devices of the future. Composed of a...

2013-08-15 20:49:33

One-of-a-kind spectrometer reads vibrations between atoms to find structures of molecules A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards. By measuring the vibrations between atoms using femtosecond-long laser pulses, the Rice lab of chemist Junrong Zheng is able to discern the positions of atoms within molecules without the restrictions imposed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and...

Changing Organic Molecules' Interaction With Light
2013-08-06 13:28:05

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies MIT researchers discover a new platform that provides simple means to manipulate organic molecules' emission, and may have important implications to organic light emitting devices and molecular biosensors Enhancing and manipulating the light emission of organic molecules is at heart of many important technological and scientific advances, including in the fields of organic light emitting devices, bio-imaging,...