Latest discoveries in chemistry

Speaking about the latest discoveries in chemistry, it is interesting to mention that the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2007 was awarded for substantial studies in surface chemistry, a science that is really important for the chemical industry. It improves understanding of a variety of processes, including iron rusting, fuel cells functioning and working of the catalysts in our cars.

Chemical reactions on catalytic surfaces are really important for a lot of industrial operations, including the production of artificial fertilizers. Surface chemistry can even provide explanation of the ozone layer destruction, with vital steps in the reaction taking place on the surfaces of small crystals of ice in the stratosphere. The semiconductor industry also greatly depends on knowledge of surface chemistry.

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Science (06 Mar, 2007)
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Health & Fitness (23 Mar, 2007)
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Science (19 Apr, 2007)
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Science (15 Oct, 2007)
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Science (17 Nov, 2008)
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Science (24 Jul, 2009)
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Environment (15 Mar, 2011)
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Environment (15 Mar, 2007)
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