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Physics - Chemistry - 21.12.2022
Why some wet surfaces are less slippery
Why some wet surfaces are less slippery
Many surfaces get slippery when wet. Some surfaces have the opposite behaviour: they get less slippery. UvA researchers have now shed light on why this is the case. Hydrogen bonds between the surface and the water turn out to play an important role. The research, carried out by PhD candidate Liang Peng in collaboration with five physicists and chemists from UvA, ARCNL and the German Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, was published in Physical Review Letters this week.

Chemistry - Environment - 13.12.2022
Using machine learning to improve the toxicity assessment of chemicals
Using machine learning to improve the toxicity assessment of chemicals
Researchers of the University of Amsterdam, together with colleagues at the University of Queensland and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, have developed a strategy for assessing the toxicity of chemicals using machine learning. They present their approach in an article in Environmental Science & Technology for the special issue "Data Science for Advancing Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology".

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 22.11.2022
NASA's Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before
NASA’s Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world's skies. This is shown in five new articles by an international team of scientists, including Jean-Michel Dsert, Hinna Shivkumar and Saugata Barat from the University of Amsterdam are soon to be published in leading science magazines.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.11.2022
Major breakthrough for brain-like computers
A breakthrough at the University of Twente is bringing new brain-like computers one step closer. An international group of researchers led by Professor Christian Nijhuis has developed a new type of molecular switch that can learn from previous behaviour.

Chemistry - Environment - 08.11.2022
100% efficient electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide
Researchers from the University of Twente, in collaboration with Shell, developed a new mechanism that makes the conversion of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which is an essential feedstock in the production of chemicals. Within this project under the umbrella of the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), the researchers published their findings in the scientific journal ACS Energy Letters.

Chemistry - Campus - 11.10.2022
Synthetic cells communicate with organic cells
Synthetic cells communicate with organic cells
Marleen van Stevendaal has researched how communication between synthetic cells and living tissue can be controlled using chemokines. Many things are already possible when it comes to mimicking organic cells. For example, Jan van Hest's group has developed a synthetic cell platform in which all kinds of cell aspects can be mimicked in order to better understand them.

Chemistry - Environment - 22.09.2022
Green hydrogen at sea cheaper and more sustainable
Green hydrogen at sea cheaper and more sustainable
Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have shown that the production costs of green hydrogen via electrolysis at sea can be reduced by making Ultra-Pure Water (UPW) on site by means of membrane distillation.

Health - Chemistry - 20.09.2022
New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment
Researchers from TU Delft have found a new method to efficiently make nano carriers loaded with radioactive salts for both medical imaging and treatment. Because the assembly of these nano carriers is incredibly simple, the innovation is very suitable for clinical research and treatments of cancer patients.

Chemistry - 19.09.2022
Proving safety of chemicals without animal studies
New research by, among others, Hans Bouwmeester (Toxicology) and Phil Macnaghten (Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) of Wageningen University & Research, revolves around the value we attach to animal testing. The results of animal-free results are not always (legally) accepted, which means that animal testing is still necessary.

Chemistry - Environment - 09.09.2022
Ammonia: ’a trump card for the energy transition process’
During his internship as a Chemical Technology student at Danish company Haldor Topsøe, UT PhD researcher Kevin Rouwenhorst realised the many opportunities offered by ammonia. At the moment, it is principally used to manufacture artificial fertiliser and therefore has a bad name. But ammonia is also one of seven chemicals that form the basis of all chemical products, and it helps to feed around 50% of the world's population.

Physics - Chemistry - 01.09.2022
IoP physicists involved in four awarded NWO ENW XL projects
This summer, The NWO Domain Board Science approved 21 grant applications in the Open Competition Domain Science-XL programme (ENW-XL).

Chemistry - Health - 25.08.2022
Improved model of human small intestine
Researchers at the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4i) have collaborated on a study to improve small intestine organoids. These are miniature small intestines that researchers use to study the functioning of the small intestine during health and disease. Unlike previous small intestine organoids, the new miniature small intestines also contain Paneth cells, which are critical to the proper functioning of the organ.

Chemistry - 17.08.2022
Hard chews: why mastication played a crucial role in evolution
Hard chews: why mastication played a crucial role in evolution
We do it every day but barely give it a thought: chewing our food. But the 'simple' process of masticating food may have played a crucial role in the evolution of our jaws, facial muscles and teeth. A team of researchers including paleoanthropologist Amanda Henry from Leiden University have published about this in the journal Sciences Advances.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 27.07.2022
Artificial skin sweats on command
Artificial skin sweats on command
The sophisticated artificial skin sweats where and how much the researchers want it to. This was reported in an Angewandte Chemie article by Danqing Liu and first author Yuanyuan Zhan. Following the breakthrough with their first sweating artificial skin two years ago, Danqing Liu-s multidisciplinary team hasn-t been sitting still.

Environment - Chemistry - 01.07.2022
Looking back at the ERF: ’Showing the future of robotics’
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Environment - Chemistry - 12.04.2022
How to design safe and sustainable chemicals
How to design safe and sustainable chemicals
With many human-made chemicals, problems regarding public health and the environment become apparent only years after their widespread use. A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University now propose a way to change that. In an article in the journal 'Chemosphere' they present a method for (re)designing safe and sustainable chemicals.

Physics - Chemistry - 11.03.2022
Using ions to find molecules
Using ions to find molecules
When we think of ions, we usually think of single atoms that have lost or gained some electrons, but entire molecules can also become ions. In a new publication that was highlighted as an Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review Letters this week, physicists from the University of Amsterdam, QuSoft and Stony Brook University, show that cold molecular ions can be created using a new method, and that they are a very useful tool for detecting small amounts of other, regular molecules.