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When Ultrasounds Solves 3D Printing Limitations

3D printing research has grown exponentially only over the past 40 years. Technologies more and more accurate have been developed in order to achieve the perfect 3D model. What about the association 3D printing technology using sound waves? Nowadays the ultrasound technology has been associated to the 3D printing systems not only solid systems but also liquid. One of the ...

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Zeolites for Health Care: Oxygen Concentrator

An oxygen concentrator is a device that concentrates the oxygen from a gas supply, usually ambient air, by selectively removing nitrogen to supply an oxygen-enriched product gas stream. They arrived as a solution to replace the heavy high pressure oxygen cylinders or small cryogenic liquid oxygen systems, allowing patients using medical oxygen therapy to be treated in their home facilities. ...

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It’s Time For Writing: IMRD Structure

For the majority of the PhD students writing a paper or an abstract can be a nightmare. No ideas to write something on the white screen in front of you?Don’t worry! You don’t have to adopt your imagination or to be an excellent writer, just follow the following order. Results section: Start collocating graphs and tables, highlight the main funding ...

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Training in Virtual Reality for the Chemical Industry

CITEC researchers participating in European project The goal of the “Charming” project is not only to better and more effectively train industry workers in a virtual environment than before: the project also aims to get children and teenagers interested in chemistry. Dr. Thies Pfeiffer shows how work in a virtual reactor might look like. Photomontage: CITEC/Bielefeld University When work at ...

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Prabhat Ranjan recently published his work in Chemistry A European Journal

Prabhat Ranjan recently published his work in Chemistry A European Journal. Sustainable chemistry always seeks new synthetic tools. This study brings into light new catalytic properties of triphenylphosphine with the following features: fast, inexpensive, and broad applicability towards dearomative spirocyclizations. Triphenylphosphine has been applied for the synthesis of complex spiro(hetero)cycles in batch and employing continuous flow, a field largely dominated by transition metals. In the cover image, triphenylphosphine has been shown to act as a ...

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1 month left to send your abstract for the IPIC2 conference

The Second International Process Intensification Conference (IPIC2) will take place in Leuven in May 2019. There is 1 month left to submit your abstract for this conference. This conference deals with the following topics: Batch to Continuous Energy Activation for processes and materials Multifunctional Reactors and Hybrid Separators Modular Processes Microreactors 3D Printing and Process Intensification Novel Process and Equipment ...

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Power of Polymorphism

Do you like chocolate? Who doesn’t! But do you know why chocolate from some places or brands is much more snappier and melts much better in the mouth than others? Yes sure ingredients and recipe are a reason but there is something beyond ingredients that makes the same cocoa butter taste much nicer! Cocoa butter is basically a collection of ...

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COSMIC successful Midterm Review & 4th network-wide event in Cordoba & Zaragoza

Last week, COSMIC had successfully fulfilled its Midterm Review meeting as well as its 4th Network-wide at the University of Cordoba and the University of Zaragoza, Spain. The purpose of the Midterm Review meeting is to have the project assessed by the REA (Research Executive Agency at EC) representative, having it been running for 24 months now. The 15 Early Stage Researchers ...

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Research Award 2018 “Organic Chemistry for Energy, the Environment and Nanosciences”

Prof. Giancarlo Cravotto from the University of Turin has been awarded by the President of the Italian Chemical Society Prof. Angela Agostiano and the President of the Organic Chemistry Division Prof. Gianluca Farinola. Research Award 2018 “Organic Chemistry for Energy, the Environment and Nanosciences”. Congratulations to Prof. Cravotto!

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‘Smart’ Materials – Intelligent and Responsive Materials

‘Smart’ materials are also called ‘intelligent’ and responsive materials. This is due to the property to change with their environment. In fact, smart materials react via a reversible mechanism to an external stimuli: stress, electrical current, temperature or even chemical compounds1. Those materials can be divided into several sub-groups: shape memory alloy, piezoelectric materials, magneto-rheological and electro-rheological materials. Due to ...

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