Bringing closer a mass market for hydrogen-powered cars, researchers are upgrading $0.37/gram molybdenum disulfide, 'molly' for short, to take the place of $1,500/gram catalyst platinum. Unlike gasoline, hydrogen as fuel releases water, not carbon, into the air.
The findings have potential implications for research and industry because ellipsoid nanoparticles are encountered in various applications including those involving pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics.
Using subatomic resolution, researchers have gained insights into the dynamic modus operandi of two switch proteins which are responsible for the import of compounds into the nucleus and for cell growth.
For the first time, a study has shown that residual movements continue to animate proteins inside a crystal and that this movement 'blurs"´' the structures obtained via crystallography. The study stresses that the more these residual movements are restricted, the better the crystalline order.