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Interstellar Molecules Are Branching Out
2014-09-27 08:50:36

Max Planck Institute Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn, Germany), Cornell University (USA), and the University of Cologne (Germany) have for the first time detected a carbon-bearing molecule with a "branched" structure in interstellar space. The molecule, iso-propyl cyanide (i-C3H7CN), was discovered in a giant gas cloud called Sagittarius B2, a region of ongoing star formation close to the center of our galaxy that is a hot-spot for molecule-hunting...

quantum mechanics
2014-09-18 02:30:59

Tatiana Arizaga, UC Irvine Chemists further discover that it’s oscillating from one quantum state to another UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achievement, led by Ara Apkarian, professor of chemistry, and Eric Potma, associate professor of chemistry, opens a window into the strange realm of quantum mechanics – where...

Future Face Of Molecular Electronics
2014-09-18 03:49:28

By Laurel Hamers, American Institute of Physics Thin layer of picene molecules attached to a silver surface maintain their structure and function, demonstrating potential for electronic applications The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by...

Flexible Tapes From The Nanoworld
2014-08-15 03:03:26

Technische Universität München Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could find versatile applications. Via direct coupling on a silver surface, the scientists successfully formed dimers and short chains of porphine molecules without contaminating by-products. Porphyrin molecules are essential to many biological processes, such as...

2014-06-16 18:10:32

University of Southampton Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom - a process which transforms the molecule from one form of water to another. By trapping water molecules in carbon spheres and cooling them, scientists at the universities of Southampton, Nottingham and Columbia University in New York, have been able to follow the change in form (or...

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...


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