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Now available on Fast Track: Fabricating nano-sized BiVO4/InVO4/g-C3N4 photocatalysts for efficient degradation of Acid Blue 92 azo dye

Posted on 15. June, 2018.

Photocatalysis using semiconductors has received considerable interest in both the scientific and engineering areas. Especially, metal oxide semiconductor photocatalysts have been widely studied for environmental applications such as cleaning of air and the removal of hazardous compounds from wastewater. Metal vanadates are a notable category of inorganic nanomaterials that have received attention due to their wide applications and many researchers has been interested in the synthesis of metal vanadates of manganese, iron, etc. 


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Biochar, soils and carbon capture

Posted on 24. October, 2012.

Could the creation of artificial terra preta assist sustainable agriculture, and possibly avert global warming? In his latest Current Commentary, Chris Rhodes considers the advantages of adding charcoal – “biochar” – to soil with the aim of recreating the properties of the dark earth. Biochar binds the essential nutrients N, P and K, and impedes dramatically the rate at which they are washed away by rain. Minute pores form in the charcoal which can hold more nutrients on its larger surface area and act as "condominiums" for microorganisms to grow in and so increases their density in the soil. However, to be effective, the biochar production process must produce more energy overall than it consumes.


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DNA-binding transcription factors in prokaryotes

Posted on 24. October, 2012.

How organisms contend with environmental changes depend on their genes and ability to regulate their expression. DNA-binding transcription factors play a central role by regulating gene expression By considering the abundance of TFs in bacteria and archaea, the role of DNA-binding domains and their partner domains, and the effects of duplication events in the evolution of regulatory networks provides a comprehensive picture for how regulatory networks have evolved in prokaryotes.


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Lithium-ion batteries on micro and nano scales

Posted on 24. October, 2012.

Lithium-ion batteries offer high energy density, flexibility, lightness in weight, design and longer lifespan than comparable battery technologies. A brief historical review of the development of Li-ion rechargeable batteries highlights the research strategies and the challenges of the synthesis, characterisation, electrochemical performance and safety of these systems. Moving from bulk materials to the nanoscale can significantly change electrode and electrolyte properties and consequently their performance in devices for energy storage and conversion.


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Disruptive technology of additive manufacturing

Posted on 24. October, 2012.

Additive manufacturing could radically change the way in which many products are made and distributed. It fabricates components directly from 3D computer models by selectively depositing, curing, or consolidating materials one layer upon the next. It has state of the art applications. Additive manufacturing is already a valuable tool for surgeons to better understand unique, intricate anatomical relationships that are difficult to visualise using two-dimensional images.


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Robert Hooke, polymath and flights of fancy

Posted on 24. October, 2012.

Robin Rowbury, in his final article for Science Progress, paid tribute to Robert Hooke in a series of “thumbnail sketches”. A polymath, Hooke was a gifted artist and scientist whose ideas were often pirated or under-rated.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 36 Issue 10 2012

Posted on 22. October, 2012.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Contents: Progress In Reaction Kinetics And Mechanism Volume 37 Issue 4 2012

Posted on 12. October, 2012.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 5 Issue 3 2012

Posted on 8. October, 2012.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.


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