The physical model to describe the hydrophobic interactions of molecules has been a mystery that has challenged scientists and engineers since the 19th century. Researchers have developed a method to study these forces at the atomic level, and have for the first time defined a mathematical equation.
Carbon is the fourth-most-abundant element in the universe and takes on a wide variety of forms including diamond and graphite. Scientists have discovered a new form of carbon, which is capable of withstanding extreme pressure stresses that were previously observed only in diamond.
Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, self-cooling, metamaterials and more
Recently, researchers at New York University demonstrated an ability to make new materials with empty space on the inside, which could potentially control desired and unwanted chemical reactions.
A novel application of carbon nanotubes shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it's needed.
For the first time in history, a change will be made to the atomic weights of some elements listed on the periodic table of the chemical elements posted on walls of chemistry classrooms and on the inside covers of chemistry textbooks worldwide.
Researchers have devised a new technique to visualize the structure of molecules. The technique, which was used to obtain the first direct images of how water coats surfaces at room temperature, can also be used to image a potentially unlimited number of other molecules.