Scientists use molecular dipoles to accelerate electron transfer in one direction and completely suppress it in the other. This 'holy grail' of energy science could hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials.
A new sensor system can detect and analyze molecules with very high precision and without needing bulky equipment. It opens the door to large-scale, image-based detection of materials aided by artificial intelligence.
A recent study reveals that double-layered porous nanotubes with spatially separated photoredox surfaces that were synthesized by self-template strategy showed enhanced photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen production.
Researchers have shown in a model system that small emulsion droplets can be used as smart carriers. They have developed a method for producing self-propelled liquid droplets capable of providing spatially and temporally controlled delivery of a molecular load.