Roundup: forming hydrogen, butterfly effect, arsenic and photonic mixtures

Forming hydrogen – The gas can be released efficiently from liquid formic acid for use in fuel-cell powered vehicles. Proof of principle utilised nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to follow the catalytic chemistry involved in the process. More…

X-rayed butterfly – Researchers have used X-ray coherent diffractive imaging to take a close look at how the photonic crystals on the surface of a butterfly’s wing generated the brilliant iridescent colours we perceive. More…

By C.T. Bingham – Fauna of British India – Butterflies (Vol. 2), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2897500

Atomic arsenic – Researchers in Argentina have developed an optimized flow injection hydride generation atomic absorption spectroscopy (FI-HGAAS) method for the determination of total arsenic concentration in various foods. More…

Now the twain shall meet – Future quantum computational and other devices might rely on the mixing of photons and molecules. Now, researchers in the UK have demonstrated how a single molecule trapped in a tiny optical cavity can emit a photon, but that particle of light re-enters the molecule before it leaves the cavity, mixing molecule and photon completely. More…

 

 

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