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February 6, 2018

Looking for Finland’s future in its forests

Researchers at Aalto University hope new scientific ideas can revitalize one of the country’s traditional economic engines

February 5, 2018

Powerful annulation fuses polyaromatics

New method overcomes obstacles to making valuable electronic materials

February 5, 2018

Unstable allotropes stored safely in carbon

Activated carbon enables white phosphorus and yellow arsenic to be stored and shipped with minimal decomposition

February 5, 2018

MXenes provide exceptional signal-to-noise ratios in gas sensing

Metallic conductivity and reactive surface groups take credit for 2-D material’s performance

January 29, 2018

Graphite-bound molecules combine best of homo- and heterogeneous catalysis

Conjugated pyrazine linkage endows tunable molecular system with metal-like electron-transfer properties

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