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Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimizeBubbles help new catalysts self-optimize
Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists replace expensive platinum for efficient hydrogen production
Scientists at Rice University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost. (July 31, 2017)


Need graphene? Grab a sawNeed graphene? Grab a saw
Rice chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood
Rice University scientists have made wood into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene. (July 31, 2017)


Heavy metals in water meet their matchHeavy metals in water meet their match
Rice shows reusable, carbon nanotube-reinforced filters clean toxins from water
Carbon nanotubes immobilized in a tuft of quartz fiber have the power to remove toxic heavy metals from water, according to researchers at Rice University. (July 27, 2017)


Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteriesPaper details developments toward high-temperature batteries
Rice scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments
Lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources for cellphones and other electronics, but problematic in extreme heat or cold. A Rice University laboratory has suggested ways to extend their range. (July 26, 2017)


Fluorine grants white graphene new powersFluorine grants white graphene new powers
Rice researchers turn common insulator into a magnetic semiconductor
A little fluorine turns an insulating ceramic known as white graphene into a wide-bandgap semiconductor with magnetic properties. Rice University scientists said that could make the unique material suitable for electronics in extreme environments. (July 14, 2017)


Rice scientists simplify the incorporation of nitrogen into moleculesRice scientists simplify the incorporation of nitrogen into molecules
Reagents ease chemical design for drugs, agriculture
A Rice University laboratory that specializes in synthesizing reagents and intermediate molecules for the design and manufacture of drugs and other fine chemicals has delivered on a promise to generalize the synthesis of electrophilic (electron-poor) aminating agents. (July 12, 2017)


Greener molecular intermediates may aid drug designGreener molecular intermediates may aid drug design
Rice scientists further simplify method to make important precursor molecules
Scientists at Rice University have simplified their approach to synthesize a highly versatile family of precursors en route to biologically active compounds. Their method should make drug design and development cheaper and more environmentally friendly. (July 5, 2017)


Masiello elected fellow of the Geological Society of AmericaMasiello elected fellow of the Geological Society of America
Rice University biogeochemist recognized for research on organic carbon in soils
Rice University biogeochemist Caroline Masiello has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America, a global professional society dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences. (July 1, 2017)

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