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computer simulations, CECAM

The development of science: A focus on computer simulations

Ignacio Pagonabarraga, Director of CECAM, lifts the lid on the field of computer simulations and the crucial role they have played in the development of science since the second half of the last century.
laser ablation in liquid, nanocomposites

Reactive laser ablation in liquid: A route to novel nanocomposites

Here, Katharine Moore Tibbetts explores laser ablation in liquid as a versatile synthetic technique.
oligomers, semenov

Oligomers: The advanced material for the design of nanomachines

Professor Vladik Avetisov and his teams are searching for oligomeric compositions, which are only a few nanometres in size, that behaves like nonlinear mechanical systems, more of which are detailed here in this chemical physics analysis.
metastable, fullerene

Metastable and excited negative ion formation in fullerene molecules: New physics insights

Dr Alfred Msezane from the Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, provides new insights on physics, in particular, on metastable and excited states negative ion formation in fullerene molecules.
BPA - Bisphenol A

Growing health concerns: Are BPA-free products safer?

BPA (Bisphenol A), a high production volume chemical in plastics and resin, is being linked to health concerns - here Professor Lein discusses.
atomic nuclei, nuclear density functional theory

Physics: Nuclear Density Functional Theory determining properties of atomic nuclei

The Nuclear Theory Group at the University of York, United Kingdom, develops novel theoretical methods for a precise description of ground and exited nuclear states, more of which is explained here by Jacek Dobaczewski, Chair in Theoretical Nuclear Physics.
electron affinity determination, ground state negative

Ground state negative ion formation in complex heavy systems: Electron affinity determination

Dr Alfred Msezane from the Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, explains ground state negative ion formation in complex heavy systems, including comment on electron affinity determination.
Medizinische Fakultät Universität Augsburg

Signalling and metabolism: Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like proteases

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Regina Fluhrer discusses Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like proteases and their role in cellular signalling and metabolism.

E-Cigarettes: Safer But Not Safe

Professor Pamela Lein discusses e-cigarettes, their rise in use and the misconception that they are safe as little is still known about the health effects.
University of Strathclyde

Porphyrin – is this the most versatile heterocyclic compound ever?

Professor Colin Suckling of the University of Strathclyde discusses the heterocuclic compound known as Porphyrin, and the research he has undertaken.

How do we dispose Iodine-129 long-term?

A global issue, Professor Peter Santschi discusses the high-risk radioisotope Iodine-129 and issues relating to its safe disposal
paediatric imaging

Non-radioactive, non-ionising radiation for safe paediatric imaging

E.M. Sevick and J.C. Rasmussen from The University of Texas Health Science Center, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine discuss non-radioactive, non-ionising radiation for safe, paediatric imaging

Heterocyclic chemistry: Not just what you do but how you think about it

Heterocyclic chemistry is linked to a number of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, both directly and indirectly. Professor Colin Suckling of the University of Strathclyde discusses the links and the thinking behind it.

Radioiodine in the environment: Importance of Natural Organic Matter

Professor Peter Santschi discusses the effects of radioiodine, in the human body and in the wider environment, following research into the biogeochemistry.
EDC Endocrine Disruptors Project-Instituto Superiore di Sanita

Endocrine disrupting chemicals: sustainability and/or resilience?

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their adverse effects are discussed by Alberto Mantovani, from Endocrine Disruptors Project, at the Instituto Superiore di Sanita

Understanding the characterisation of sustainable materials

Moniek Tromp, Van t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Sustainable Materials Characterisation sheds light on sustainable materials and their benefits
in silico chemistry

In silico chemistry: Pursuit of chemical accuracy

Kirk A. Peterson from the Department of Chemistry, Washington State University discusses the fundamentals of in silico chemistry In silico chemistry simply refers to carrying out investigations of chemical processes entirely by computational methods. Over the last few decades, computational chemistry has been an invaluable tool in understanding chemical reactivity,...

Characterising operating catalysts with electrons and x-rays

Christian Danvad Damsgaard at DTU Cen provides an insight into in situ investigations of operating catalysts by combining x-ray based characterisation with electron microscopy
electron laser

The X-ray free electron laser for biomolecular structure determination

Dr Dilano K Saldin, of the  Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outlines the potential of the x-ray free electron laser.

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