Research News

Matrix-assisted laser deposition/ionization-mass spectrometry, or MALDI-MS, maps the distribution of lipids in a cottonseed in a recent paper published in The Plant Cell, a premier research publication in plant science. The Ames Laboratory's team of researchers has developed a highly sensitive mass spectrometry technique to investigate metabolites, the small molecules that are the building blocks for plant biological processes.
  • Stanford scientists develop ultrafast nickel-iron battery.
  • In an international scientific breakthrough, a Griffith University research team has been able to photograph the shadow of a single atom for the first time [Courtesy: Griffith University (2012, July 3). First photo of shadow of single atom. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 4, 2012, from­ /releases/2012/07/120703172543.htm].
 A single atom shadow with the atom shadow on the right end of the cylinder
  • Researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and at the universities of Kent, Bristol and Huddersfield, in England, have discovered a new class of very exotic unconventional superconductors [Courtesy: University of Huddersfield (2012, July 3). New class of unconventional superconductors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 4, 2012, from­ /releases/2012/07/120703161532.htm]. 
The atomic-scale crystal structure of LaNiGa2
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  • Mole day: Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 am to 6:02 pmThe time and date are derived from Avogadro's no. [6.023x10^23]. The theme for "Mole day 2012" is Molar Eclipse.
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 was awarded to Dan Shechtman [from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel] "for the discovery of quasicrystals".
Dan Shechtman

  • A new element with atomic no. Z=117 is synthesized by Yu. Ts. Oganessian et al  [Courtesy: Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 104, Issue 14 ].
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