A new gold standard for nano

Characterising gold nanoparticles at atomic resolution might improve our understanding of the catalytic activity of these materials, according to an international team. These researchers (Kornberg et al) have now demonstrated that it is possible to use electron microscopy to obtain data on at least one gold cluster of greater than 1 nm diameter and to […]

Chemical Spam

Honestly, how many takers do companies that send out spam like this actually get, is it really worth all those wasted electrons?

Alchemist News

This week The Alchemist is hearing about caging radioactive gases, boron buckyballs to beat buckminsterfullerenes, and stretching it when it comes to the definition of a molecule. We are also all at sea when it comes to understanding the barnacle’s grip on the slippery while a simple catalyst can boost biomass crude oil. Finally, this […]