Category Archives: Chemistry

Author: Meilani Wibowo obtained her master’s degree at the University of Valencia, Spain. Currently she is a Ph.D. student (ITN-EJC TCCM) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she works on the improvement of organic photovoltaic devices.

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This year the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. These devices, often described as the tiniest “Lego”, are indeed so small that […]

Author: Tommaso Francese is a Ph.D. student (ITN-EJD-TCCM) at Universitat de Barcelona
Every year the amount of data produced is of the order of magnitude of the Avogadro’s constant, thus 6.028×1023. Let’s say that it is more or […]

A chemical compound or molecule consisting of two identical simpler molecules is a dimer. If one of the simpler molecules is excited while the other is in its ground, non-excited, state we talk about excimers. They are excited dimers which […]

Graphene is a two-dimensional allotrope of carbon made of hexagons. In February 2015, penta-graphene, only made of pentagons, was theoretically proposed as another two-dimensional allotrope of carbon . Apparently, it is dynamically, thermally, and mechanically stable, exhibiting a large band […]

Everybody knows the force that is required to activate a light switch on a wall – a finger is enough. But how much force do you need to apply if the device was dramatically reduced to the “nanoscale world”, that […]

In order to study new solid state magnetic properties appropiate new laboratory models are needed. In particular, there is a necessity for a substrate to investigate new forms of magnetic coupling with nanoscale ferromagnets and the exotic physics at the […]

Leire Gartzia Rivero got a Chemistry degree and completed her Master studies in “New Materials” at the University of the Basque Country. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology obtained at the same university, in the […]

A phase may be defined as a homogeneous portion of a system that has uniform physical and chemical characteristics. Every pure material is considered to be a phase; so also is every solid, liquid, and gaseous solution. For example, a […]

Ionization is a fundamental process in chemistry and physics, lying at the heart of many fascinating phenomena.
Ionization is the process of producing ions. Certain molecules ionize in solution, for example. But ions may also be formed when an atom […]