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OCTOBER 20-26, 2019


The Chemistry of Life: Treating Cancer with Nanoparticles Powered by the Sound of Light

October 6, 2016 | Part ten of the 2016 Material Science Series

How can we improve the modern methods of cancer treatment? Join Justin Harris of NanoHybrids as he discusses revolutionary non-invasive methods like Photoacoustic imaging and Photothermal therapy that allow for the development of molecularly-targeted nanoparticles to detect diseased tissue. The unique design of nanoparticles allows for the visualization and treatment of diseased tissue at the cellular level, especially with cancer, minimizing the typical nasty side effects of chemotherapeutics, radiation, and surgical removal.

Chemistry of Hello: Lithium Ion Batteries

Challenges and Opportunities for Personal Electronics Applications

March 10, 2016 | Part three of the 2016 Material Science Series

Consumers are demanding an increasing level of functionality from their cell phones.  The energy density of today’s lithium ion batteries can limit the practical functionality of the phone as consumers expect the battery to last a full day. Dee Strand will join us to share how new materials and designs are providing an opportunity to increase the energy density of cells for these applications.

Outsmarting the Shortage: The Emergence of Base Metal Catalysis in Pharma

December 10, 2015

You’d be hard pressed to find a lab that didn’t rely on a platinum or palladium catalyst for at least one reaction, but platinum group metals are anything but abundant and the supply may be even more limited in the future. Join Chris McWilliams as he demonstrates how base metals compare to their more precious counterparts and covers the advantages and challenges of using both.

Endangered Elements: Critical Materials in the Supply Chain

June 19, 2014

The periodic table of elements is under siege. Modern materials use an ever-increasing number of elements, and some supplies are running short. This is presenting a number of supply chain risks: demand shocks due to new uses, supply uncertainties because of geographically concentrated production and geo-political risks, and reliance on co-production. Tune in to this special broadcast from the ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference to discover how Green Chemistry can tackle these problems.

Strange Tales from the Periodic Table: The Disappearing Spoon

June 19, 2014

The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it’s also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. Bestselling author Sam Kean returns to tell you the stories you never knew about table of elements you know all too well.

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