physical chemistry

To Chill, Just Squeeze

Scientists in Japan have developed a new type of refrigeration that generates a liquid-to-gas transition when a nanosponge is squeezed.

Turning Waste Cardboard Into A Chromium Filter

A research group in China has devised a method to turn discarded cardboard boxes into a nanocomposite that can absorb chromium from water.

Nanodroplets That Respond To Light, Magnets And Electrostatic Forces

Scientists in South Korea have created an integrated surfactant that allows droplets to be manipulated by light, magnetic fields and electric fields.

7 Must-Read Stories In December 2017

December 2017 was abuzz with news about the people who push the frontiers of science.

Explaining Avalanche-Like Phase Changes In Glass

A new research reveals common mechanism for crystallization and aging in glasses.

This Is What A Chemical Bond Looks Like

Scientists have successfully visualized the formation of a chemical bond in real time.