JoVE Physical Sciences Newsletter, March 2019

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Ethanol Extraction of Lignin with High β-O-4 Content

Dr. Johannes de Vries and colleagues at University of Groningen present a protocol for an ethanol extraction of lignin from different biomass sources, followed by selective depolymerization to obtain high aromatic monomers.

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Exfoliation of Air-Sensitive Two-Dimensional Materials

Dr. Hugh O.H. Churchill’s lab at University of Arkansas demonstrates a method for exfoliating large thin flakes of air-sensitive two-dimensional materials and transporting them outside of a glovebox for analysis with a hermetic transfer cell.

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Cereal Crop Counting Using Digital Images

Dr. José Luis Araus and colleagues at University of Barcelona present a protocol for counting wheat and barley ears under natural sunlight field conditions using color (RGB) digital photographs.


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Synthesis of Perovskite Quantum Dot Inks

Dr. Peter A. Dowben, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and colleagues demonstrate how to synthesize inorganic-lead-halide hybrid perovskite quantum dot inks for inkjet printing of thin films.

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Design of a Cruiser Class Solar Vehicle

Dr. Giangiacomo Minak and colleagues at University of Bologna present the structural design process and full-frontal crash-testing of a full-carbon fiber-reinforced solar vehicle.



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Characterization of Natural Organic Matter Mixtures

Dr. Rachel M. Wilson at Florida State University and colleagues describe a single throughput for complementary analytical techniques for characterizing complex natural organic matter mixtures in different ecosystems.

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