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Borophene Nanoribbons: A Barbecue-Inspired Breakthrough[Jul 20, 2017]

Last week in the American Physical Society's newest journal, Physical Review Materials, a team of Chinese researchers shared their latest work on borophene, a recently discovered graphene-like form of the element boron. For the first time, the team created long, thin ribbons of borophene called nanoribbons. These nanoribbons are expected to have different electronic properties than sheets of borophene and represent a milestone on the path to electronic devices based on boron.

K-OMS-2;catalytic CO oxidation;water tolerant;CO

Cobalt-doped K-OMS-2 Nanofibers: A Novel and Efficient Water-tolerant Catalyst for Carbon Monoxide Oxidation[Jul 04, 2017]

Professor ZHANG Jian's group at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of Chinese Academy of Sciences successfully introduced secondary metal ions (Co3+) into the framework sites of K-OMS-2 to enhance the catalytic activity for CO oxidation under real wet conditions. The study was published as a cover article in ChemCatChem.

glacier;Heihe River Basin;irrigation;agricultural irrigation;climate change

Farmers and Glaciers in Northwest China[Jul 20, 2017]

As a preliminary step to combat this looming crisis, a team of Chinese researchers set out to assess whether local farmers and herders were aware of glacial change and, if so, what their attitudes were toward state and local response strategies. The results, published last month in Theoretical and Applied Climatology, offer an intriguing look at the way local knowledge and state media intersect in rural China.

subtropical evergreen broadleaved forests;diversification dynamics;phylogenetic relationship;tea family

Historical Assembly of East Asian Subtropical Evergreen Broadleaved Forests Revealed by Tea Family[Jul 20, 2017]

Prof. LI Dezhu's group, together with Drs. GAO Lianming, YANG Junbo and YANG Shixiong from Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS), Profs. Douglas E. Soltis and Pamela S. Soltis from University of Florida (USA) reconstructed the phylogenetic relationships and diversification dynamics of Theaceae based primarily on plastomes and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences and fossil evidence.

poly aromatic hydrocarbon;removal;ceramsite;nanoflower-structured carbon;magnetic separation system

A Facile and Systematic Approach to Remove Anthracenemethanol from Soil[Jul 20, 2017]

Recently, a team led by WU Zhengyan in Institute of Technical Biology & Agriculture Engineering, Hefei institutes of physical science developed a high-performance magnetic nanosystem (OMCCNC) to efficiently remove Anthracenemethanol (AC) from soil driven by a magnetic separation system (MSS).

deforestation;thermal response;temperature;vegetation types

Thermal Response Number: a Valuable Tool to Prevent Deforestation[Jul 20, 2017]

Together with her collaborators, Dr. LIN Hua of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) conducted a study aiming to find criteria that can quantitatively distinguish deforestation and forest degradation. They used long-term meteorological data to analyze the thermal response to radiation of different vegetation types.


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