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Using high pressure to create better hydrogen storage

By Damir Beciri
One Comment20 November 2013

iridium-hydride-1An international team of researchers has synthesized a new material able to store up to three times more hydrogen compared to most known metal hydrides. The iridium hydride from hydrogen and metallic iridium has an unexpected structure that does not occur in other known hydrides. The new structure could inspire creation of new metal hydrides… »


Study leads to broad spectrum antivirals for deadly viruses

By Maja Bosanac
26 March 2013

filone-chbiol-imageResearchers at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found a new class of chemical compounds that have the potential to prevent replication of genetically diverse viruses. This could lead to the development of broad-spectrum antiviral drugs which can be used to treat a great deal of viruses, including highly pathogenic Ebola and Marburg viruses…. »


Unexpected antifreeze properties found in a simple compound

By Damir Beciri
One Comment26 October 2011

with-zirconium-acetateA chemical compound used to stabilize particles in suspension has proved capable of controlling the growth of ice crystals. Unlike the macromolecules previously known for their antifreeze properties, the compound in question is a simple molecule which offers many advantages, including low production costs, stability and ease of use. The research could also lead to… »