computational chemistry Archive

Duke creates new magnetic material atom by atom

Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed. Although magnets abound in everyday life, they are …

Innovation is step toward digital graphene transistors

Purdue University researchers are making progress in creating digital transistors using a material called graphene, potentially sidestepping an obstacle thought to dramatically limit the material’s use in computers and consumer electronics. Purdue doctoral student Hong-Yan Chen has led a team …

Speeding swarms of sensor robots

One of two Slocum gliders owned and operated by the USC Center for Integrated Networked Aquatic PlatformS (CINAPS). Image: Smith et al. A new algorithm ensures that robotic environmental sensors will be able to focus on areas of interest without …

Canadian election some shift and strategic voting

Some traditional Liberal voters undoubtedly voted Conservative this time in order to prevent a government led by the NDP, which promised billions of dollars in new spending as well as billions in new taxes and revenues. The Liberal party still …