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Lithium battery life tripled by lasers and sticky tape-Design Products & Applications

July 17th, 2020

Rice researchers have turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film that replaces troublesome anodes in lithium metal batteries. Quoted include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering; graduate student Weiyin Chen; and academic visitor Rodrigo Salvatierra.Design Products & Applicationshttp://dateline.rice/july-16-tourhttp://www.dpaonthenet.net/article/179708/Lithium-battery-life-tripled-by-lasers-and-sticky-tape.aspx

Lasers and sticky tape triple lithium metal battery life

July 15th, 2020

Rice researchers have turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film that replaces troublesome anodes in lithium metal batteries. Quoted include James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering; graduate student Weiyin Chen, and academic visitor Rodrigo Salvatierra.Futurity (This article also appeared […]

Charcoal a weapon to fight superoxide-induced disease, injury

July 2nd, 2020

Scientists at Rice, the University of Texas Health Science Center’s McGovern Medical School and the Texas A&M Health Science Center developed artificial enzymes made of treated charcoal that may aid in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.http://dateline.rice/july-2-news-release-tour

Activated charcoal can be used to treat injuries, stroke and coronavirus

July 2nd, 2020

An article features collaborative Rice research into artificial enzymes made of treated charcoal that could have the power to curtail damaging levels of superoxides, radical oxygen ions that are toxic at high concentrations. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is […]

Tour scores prestigious Centenary Prize-Bioengineer

June 26th, 2020

An article features James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering. He is the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize, which is given annually to up to three scientists from outside Great Britain and recognizes researchers for their […]

Tour scores prestigious Centenary Prize

June 24th, 2020

Rice chemist James Tour has won a Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize. The award, given annually to up to three scientists from outside Great Britain, recognizes researchers for their contributions to the chemical sciences industry or education and for successful collaborations. Tour was named for innovations in materials chemistry with applications in medicine and nanotechnology.http://dateline.rice/june-24-news-release-tour

AM 860 (Portland, Oregon)

April 24th, 2020

James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is interviewed. Mainly covering origin of life science. This program was broadcast nationally on many talk and Christian radio stations. http://dateline.rice/april-24-tour

Best Life: Killing superbugs with a tiny tool — medicine’s next big thing?

April 23rd, 2020

‘Action News A.M.’WMC-TV (Memphis, Tennessee)http://dateline.rice/april-23-tour https://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=2130&DateTime=4/23/2020+5:55:11+AM&LineNumber=&MediaStationID=2130&playclip=True&RefPage=&pbc=WatchlistTerm:1599598

Best Life: Killing superbugs with a tiny tool — medicine’s next big thing?

April 23rd, 2020

An article features Rice research into developing motorized molecules that can kill antibiotic-resistant microbes. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted and interviewed.WMC 5 Onlinehttp://dateline.rice/april-23-tour https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2020/04/23/best-life-killing-superbugs-with-tiny-tool-medicines-next-big-thing/

New technology can convert the garbage into graphene and the manufacturing process takes only a few milliseconds

April 8th, 2020

An article features pioneering research from Rice scientists that can create flash graphene from any carbon source. Co-authors James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and Rouzbeh Shahsavari, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, are […]

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