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Quantum of sonics: Bonded, not stirred

McGill researchers discover new way to bond particles using ultrasound to form new materials
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:25

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new way to join materials together using ultrasound. Ultrasound – sound so high it cannot be heard – is normally used to smash particles apart in water. In a recent study, the team of researchers, led by McGill professor Jake Barralet, from the faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, found that if particles were coated with phosphate, they could instead bond together into strong agglomerates, about the size of grains of sand. Their results are published in the journal Advanced Materials.

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Making hydrogenation greener

Researchers discover way to use iron as catalyst for widely used chemical process, replacing heavy metals
Thu, 2013-06-27 15:02

Researchers from McGill University, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation more environmentally friendly – and less expensive.

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Organization: Department of Chemistry
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