July 2014, CHEMCOS
Beginning of a new journey or retrieving an old one!!! No matter what, life is a journey with every day bringing new hopes, dreams and challenges. We try to reinvent ourselves while passing through the moments of different tastes. Rediscovering Chemcos was a similar one. Undoubtedly, the tireless efforts by team members made this all possible. read more.
CHEMCOS, our Chemical Society e-magazine has taken a new avatar after a few years break. The de-partment is really thankful to all the editorial team members and contributors for providing a facelift to this online edition. read more
German scientist Max von Laue won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering X-ray diffraction from crystals in 1914 and led to the science of X-ray crystallography. Since then, researchers have used X-ray diffraction to work out the crystalline structures of increasingly complex molecules, from simple minerals such as quartz and diamond to high-tech materials such as graphene and complex biological structures, including viruses. read more.
Conversion of Carbon dioxide directly to a liquid fuel,
Interview with Dr. Peter Goelitz
Editor-in-chief of Angewandte Chemie
The role of zeolites in oil refining
During the past few decades, researchers have made significant contributions to the oil refining and petrochemistry. Current innovation in this field is largely based on the use of zeolites or more broadly molecular sieves (also called ‘solid acids’ in refinery process) as catalysts. read more
First nanotube computer: A Carbon revolution
Computers have been redesigned from several years since their invention, shifting to more ad-vanced materials as they become available. A series of developments occurred in this process. Alan Turing developed the bombe in 1939, a device combining moving parts with electrical circuits, to analyze Nazi codes during the Second World War. read more
Singlet States in solution NMR
One of the research projects in the NMR methodology laboratory at IIT Delhi deals with extend-ing the lifetime of nuclear spin states in NMR, which is normally restricted by longitudinal relaxation time “T1”. read more.