Blue phosphorus, an atomically thin synthetic semiconductor, becomes metallic as soon as it is converted into a double layer. The scientists describe the possibility of constructing nanoscale, highly efficient transistors consisting of only one element.
Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that uses principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials
Algae biofuel is the latest innovation in renewable energy resources. By making use of the simple photosynthetic organisms, scientists have created methods to extract higher energy than other crop feedstocks like corn. Algae also absorb carbon dioxide, helping reduce the effects of pollution in air
Chemical engineering hasn't lost its appeal. Apart from the traditional chemical-centric industries such as petroleum and pharmaceuticals, chemical engineers are not required in various other sectors including textiles, plastics, food and even biomedical sectors.
Material scientists learn about the history of a material and its processing influences, its structure and properties by analysing it down to its atomic structure and possible uses. It's a combination of metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics and chemistry.
Chemical engineering deals with the development of process and design to efficiently utilize energy and chemicals. Chemical engineers make valuable contribution in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, petrochemical and food industry.