Rice scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers.
Martí wins Young Investigator Award
Angel Martí, an assistant professor of chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and nanoengineering at Rice, has won the Inter-American Photochemical Society’s 2013 Young Investigator Award.
Nano magnets arise at 2-D boundaries
Rice theorists have discovered magnetic fields (blue) are created at grain boundaries in two-dimensional dichalcogenides. Dislocations along these boundaries, where atoms are thrown out of their regular hexagonal patterns, force electron spins into alignments that favor magnetism.
Rice to help bring smallest structures to light
Rice researchers led by George
Phillips, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell
Biology, expect to receive $1.25 million through the new BioXFEL center to create algorithms that sort
out the flood of data provided by new X-ray laser crystallography techniques.