This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Four New Elements, & Safer Rocket Propellants

16-01-03 TWIC

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news – though, as you may well have realised, this is actually an edition that covers the past two weeks due to the Christmas break! This week features news on the confirmations of the discovery of four new elements, an alternate explanation for the evidence of water on Mars, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.


Featured Stories

Discoveries of four new elements officially confirmed: [Article]

Evidence for water on Mars may be due to dry ice: [Article] [Study (£)]

Injectable calcium phosphate foam repairs bones: [Article] [Study (£)]

Ceramic nanoparticles create high strength metal: [Article] [Study (£)]

Safer ionic chemical propellants for rocket fuels: [Article] [Study (£)]


Other Stories This Week

Stem cells enclosed in cytokines could reseed hairlines: [Article] [Study (£)]

Freezing oil droplets form crystalline shapes: [Article] [Study]

New type of ‘cross-coupling’ chemical reaction: [Article] [Study (£)]


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