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Watching electrons make and break bonds

Since quantum mechanics is the most accurate way to describe chemical bonds, it is also the most accurate way to describe the making and breaking of bonds in chemical reactions. However, even with powerful computers, it is

Electron collisions with atoms, ions, molecules, and surfaces: Fundamental science empowering advances in technology

Electron collisions with atoms, ions, molecules, and surfaces are critically important to the understanding and modeling of low-temperature plasmas (LTPs), and hence in the development of technologies based on LTPs.  Progress in obtaining experimental benchmark data, the

The passion of electrons for naked “green gold” in water to develop new nanotechnology applications

Electrons are negatively charged particles that are critical to the chemical reactions. Chemical reactions in living organisms, including humans, involve the movement and transfer of electrons. Indeed, the source of energy for life involves the transportation of

Control the frustration between molecular pairs with external stimuli-responsive motions

Given the growing importance of economic and sustainable chemical processes, chemists have been continuously devoting their efforts to the development of homogeneous systems for molecular transformations with earth – abundant elements. As such, much attention has recently

Holding on to the electrons in artificial photosynthesis

For our future sustainable society mankind will have to make efficient use of solar energy. The conversion of sunlight to electricity is already a powerful technology, but for storage and transport we need liquid fuels, which have