Our dependence on certain chemical elements is becoming abundantly clear as they become scarce or run out.
Late last year, Dr Suzanne Neville – a lecturer and researcher in the University of New South Wales’s School of Chemistry – received the prestigious Sandy Mathieson Medal, an award for distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction/imaging by a researcher under 40 years of age. Lachlan Gilbert talks to her about the work that led to this recognition.
Storytelling brings people closer together. Conceived by the RACI in recognition of the International Year of the Periodic Table, Stories from the Periodic Table collects, publishes and celebrates the personal connections we have to the periodic table and its elements.
Determined recklessness around party drugs, and the sometimes tragic outcomes, has fuelled the call for pill testing. So what’s involved for chemists?