Breakthrough Ferroelectric Material Empowers Robots with Muscles

Written By Adeel Abbas A team of international researchers, led by Penn State, has discovered a new type of ferroelectric polymer that shows exceptional potential as a high-performance motion controller or actuator. This polymer demonstrates a remarkable ability to convert electrical energy into mechanical strain, which is crucial for actuator materials that deform when an … Read more

Quantum algorithms save time in the calculation of electron dynamics

Researchers have used simulations for the laser-driven electron dynamics of excitation and ionization processes in small molecules. They have investigated the capability of known quantum computing algorithms for fault-tolerant quantum computing to simulate them. These quantum computer algorithms were originally developed in a different context. Scientists used the new technique to study how molecules react … Read more

Development of an easy to synthesize self-healing gel

Research conducted by a team of scientists at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Hokkaido University, and Yamaguchi University has demonstrated a way to easily synthesize a gel containing high-molecular-weight polymers and non-volatile ionic liquids. This plastic gel will be recyclable and self-healable, which will reduce the need for petroleum-based plastics. In addition, it … Read more

Study Showed molecules change their behaviors under a polariton leader

Researchers have found that combining light with matter could generate a new class of matter known as hybrid polaritons. The study of hybrid polaritons could lead to faster, more efficient chemical reactions. Dr. Xiong and Dr. Zhou wanted to find out whether polariton modes and dark modes (the molecular byproduct of polariton creation) both modify … Read more

Problem of Functionalizing Pyridines in the Meta-position has been solved

written by Adeel Abbas One of the most efficient ways to synthesize a diverse range of bioactive compounds involves the direct functionalization of the C-H bonds of pyridines. This is a straightforward approach to synthesizing complex molecules, including in the final stage of the synthesis sequence. The problem is that the pyridine in a certain … Read more

Microscopy and simulation unite to develop new-age polymers

Scientists at Stanford University have used an electron microscope to view the molecular arrangement of a new-age polymer and combined it with computer modeling to create a simulation of how those changes could improve the flow of electricity. The team led by Dr. Salleo developed a new mathematical approach that lets them explore complex systems … Read more

Latest method to synthesize optically active primary, secondary and tertiary amines

A versatile and simple method for the synthesis of chiral primary, secondary, and tertiary amines containing two stereogenic centers has been developed by the Biocatalysis group at the University of Amsterdam. The enzymatic process using a biocatalytic system consisting of ene-reductases (EReds) and reductive aminases (IReds/RedAm) is a very interesting and effective approach to the … Read more