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November 30, 2015

Wet Method Grows Ultrathin Films

Catalysis: Electrochemical technique provides atom-efficient route to making iridium catalysts

November 30, 2015

Electronic Tongues Sense MSG

Sensors: Electronics float like a butterfly and detect umami compounds like a bee

November 30, 2015

Connecting Crystals

Solid State Chemistry: Welding approach yields single crystalline product with discrete domains

November 30, 2015

Nanoflasks Powered By Light

Nanoreactors: Colloidal nanocrystals assemble and dissemble on command to create confined spaces for chemical reactions

November 30, 2015

Vegetable Oils Improve Super Strong Plastic Fibers

Polymer Chemistry: Green production method can be used to make ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene stronger, less expensive, or both

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