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“Ion billiards” cue novel material synthesis method

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to “ion billiards.” The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences.

 
Sunny solution for killing E. coli

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.

 
Semiconductors with an aligned interface

Efficiency gains come from tuning the properties of semiconducting materials by combining layers of different composition.

 
Deadly Combination in Neurodegenerative Diseases Revealed

Japanese researchers develop new mouse model that captures pathology of sporadic neurological diseases.

 
Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life

An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.