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Chemistry

Scientists synthesise a material capable of degrading nerve agents in water

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A team from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia has succeeded in synthesising a new porous material that enables and guides the degradation of compounds analogous to nerve agents used in chemical warfare. This material will make it possible to capture and degrade this type of compounds that until now could not be eliminated. The work has been published in magazine Chem. Read More

New study helps characterise the fusion of metals

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Identifying the melting curve of a dense material is a challenge for science. Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science (ICMUV) of the University of Valencia have determined the relationship between the melting temperature of Niobium (Nb) and the applied pressure. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications Materials. Read More

Researchers patent a kit to detect chemical submission drug GHB with the naked eye

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The MODeLiC (Organic Materials for Controlled Detection and Release) research team led by Ana María Costero, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Valencia (UV), has developed a system with colorimetric sensors that change colour when there is γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) in a beverage. GHB is a colourless, odourless compound with a slightly salty taste that when ingested overrides the will of the person. The research patented by the UV provides as a novelty the safety in the detection of this substance in alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Read More

Researchers identify particles trapped in 2D materials that are essential for the design of quantum computers

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Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of the University of Valencia (ICMUV) have contributed to detecting excitons – particles responsible for the interaction between light and matter – trapped in 2D materials that form moire patterns, one of the scientific challenges in this field. The finding, published in Nature Materials, represents a step forward towards the design of new materials for the next generation of devices applicable to the quantum computer. Read More