Like plants do: non-classical photosynthesis by earth’s inorganic semiconducting minerals

IMAGE: Earth-abundant minerals convert sunlight into chemical energy, hinting at the evolution of photosynthesis in early bacteria view more  Credit: Earth Science Frontiers Photosynthesis, the process by which plants and other organisms convert sunlight into chemical energy, has been a major player during the evolution of life and our planet’s atmosphere. Although most of the ins […]

Novel glass materials made from organic and inorganic components

IMAGE: Dr Courtney Calahoo from the University of Jena presents organic glass (l.) and inorganic glass (r.) – two starting materials for the new composite glass. view more  Credit: Image: Jens Meyer/University of Jena Cambridge/Jena (16.11.2020) Linkages between organic and inorganic materials are a common phenomenon in nature, e.g., in the construction of bones and skeletal […]