2-D Cu2Si Monolayer with Planar Hexacoordinate Cu and Si Bonding
I. Popov and A. Boldyrev in collaboration with L.-M.Yang, V. Bacic, T. Heine, T. Frauenheim, and E. Ganz predicted a novel Cu2Si 2D monolayer featuring planar hexacoordinate

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*Tetravalent SF4 (Nov 13, 2014)
Doctoral student shows how tetravalent SF4 can form a noncovalent bond with an amine.

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*One-dimensional extended nonmetal-atom chains -(MF4–MF4)-, (M=S, Se) (Dec 04, 2014)
Doctoral student Ivan Popov evaluates the viability of extended nonmetal-atom chains on the basis of molecular models with the general formula MnF4n+2 (M = S and Se) and corresponding solid-state...

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*Microwave Works Better
The Sun group reported that microwave-synthesized hollow CoS nanoprisms exhibited higher hydrogen evolution catalytic activity and better specific capacitance than the counterpart prepared by a...

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*Environment Matters! (Nov. 18, 2014)
The Berreau group reports that ligand microenvironment effects influence the photochemistry of CO-release.

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*Supertetrahedral B80H20, C80H20, and Al80H20 analogs of dodecahedrane (Dec 03, 2014)
Doctoral student Ivan Popov predicts new stable frame species B80H20, C80H20, and Al80H20 as well as their various substituted compounds constructed on the basis of dodecahedron molecule.

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