Chemists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling

Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 4, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research chemistry quantum-mechanics school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: chemistry research drug-delivery imaging polymers school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engeering water health developing-countries school-of-science school-of-engineering

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering drug-development artificial-intelligence pharmaceuticals defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa


For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability

Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils

Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | June 24, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research diabetes chemistry school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih medicine disease health-sciences-and-technology

“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin

Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | June 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering chemistry drug-delivery pharmaceuticals medicine

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | May 14, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics quantum-computing chemistry electronics electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering school-of-science

Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | May 2, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research chemistry carbon graphene renewable-energy energy materials-science-and-engineering school-of-science department-of-energy-doe national-institutes-of-health-nih

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