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Haber-Bosch at the atomic scale

Industrial production of NH3 has been performed by the Haber-Bosch process for more than 100 years. The dissociation of N2 feedstock molecules promoted by alkali atom...

Elastic fields stretch the understanding of chiral molecular crystals

Harnessing the properties of materials so that technology can continue to move forward means getting to grips with increasingly more challenging systems. Institute of...

Exact simulations of environmental influences on quantum systems

Quantum systems are becoming increasingly important for technological innovations in information processing, cryptography, photonics, spintronics, and high-performance computing. They are in constant interaction with...

Super scintillators enable X-ray detection at an ultralow level

The introduction of lead-free metal halide powder into a scintillation screen took some tinkering. KAUST researchers have worked out the right technique. They were...

Hyperpolic shear polaritons in low-symmetry crystals

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Vanderbilt University, City University of New York, University of Nebraska and University of Iowa scientists have...

Scientists discover method to create upward water fountain in deep water

University of Houston engineers have discovered that they can create upward fountains in water by shining laser beams on the water's surface. Scientists attribute...