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Better catalysts for the petrochemical industry

When crude oil is refined to fuels and chemicals, help is at hand - in the form of so-called catalysts. Scientists now provide a reference parameter for the performance of an important class of catalysts for petrochemical production.

May 28th, 2014

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Leaving the islands

In a recent study, the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time. The effects account for the shortcomings of conventional models of desorption.

May 28th, 2014

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Molecules do the triple twist

An international team of scientists has succeeded in designing the world's first triply twisted molecule. Because of their peculiar quantum mechanical properties these structures are interesting for applications in molecular electronics and optoelectronics.

May 27th, 2014

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Nanoscale truss work

Fancy Erector Set? Nope. The elaborate fractal structure shown here is many, many times smaller than that and is certainly not child's play.

May 26th, 2014

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