The School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) organized the 2nd annual Odyssey Research Symposium on Friday, 7 August 2020.
A new form of carborane, a cluster of carbon and boron atoms arranged in an unusual flat pattern, has been isolated by chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This discovery has overturned a 50-year old set of theoretical rules central to cluster chemistry, paving the way to a new family of chemicals.
Edible bird’s nest, built by the aerodramus genus of swiftlets, has long been regarded as a quintessential health food in Chinese culture. There remain many myths, beliefs, and puzzles surrounding it that have yet to be thoroughly investigated by science.
An international research team jointly led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, and the German research centre Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) has for the first time observed the...