Chemistry

Exploring quantum spin liquids as a reservoir for atomic-scale electronics

In “Probing resonating valence bond states in artificial quantum magnets,” we show that quantum spin liquids can be built and probed with atomic precision.

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European Research Council funds research into single-molecule devices by atom manipulation

A team formed by IBM Research scientist Dr. Leo Gross, University Regensburg professor Dr. Jascha Repp, and University Santiago de Compostela professor Dr. Diego Peña Gil has received a European Research Center (ERC) Synergy Grant for their project “Single Molecular Devices by Atom Manipulation” (MolDAM).

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Continuing the journey to frictionless quantum software: Qiskit Chemistry module & Gradients framework

We’ve taken another important step on our path towards frictionless quantum computing: A new release of Qiskit with a completely overhauled Qiskit Chemistry module, as well as a brand new Qiskit Gradients framework. Both enhancements pave the way for quantum application software that serves the needs of domain experts and quantum algorithm researchers.

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RoboRXN: Automating Chemical Synthesis

For most of us, chemistry is a distant childhood memory that takes us back to our school days where we got to experiment with chemical reactions. I mean who didn’t love the school science fair? It was the one occasion we were allowed to make a mess in the kitchen by mixing baking soda, vinegar, […]

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New Macromolecule Could Hold Key to Reversing Antibiotic Resistance

To address the challenge of antibiotic resistance, scientists from IBM and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have published new findings in Advanced Science, which unveil the effectiveness of a new polymer in the fight against resistant bacteria.

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IBM Researchers Develop Easy-to-Use Virtual Experiments for Unilever Chemists

Think back to your chemistry 101 class where you were fumbling around with test-tubes and pipettes attempting to unlock the secrets of Nature. Such experiments were quick to construct and straightforward to complete. However, real industrial chemical research is not so simple. Scientists need to perform a lot of complicated and laborious formulation chemistry experiments […]

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Free of Heavy Metals, New Battery Design Could Alleviate Environmental Concerns

Today, IBM Research is building on a long history of materials science innovation to unveil a new battery discovery. This new research could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production and transform the long-term sustainability of many elements of our energy infrastructure.

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IBM Brings AI Retrosynthetic Analysis to the Cloud

IBM researchers are extending IBM RXN for Chemistry, a cloud-based app that takes the idea of relating organic chemistry to a language, by training the model to determine the chemicals needed to create a target molecule.

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Imaging molecules in different charge states

IBM researchers, along with collaborators at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and ExxonMobil, reported in the peer-review journal Science that they have been able to resolve with unprecedented resolution the structural changes of individual molecules upon charging.

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Monitoring FISH Assays in Real Time

Combining our expertise in biology and microfluidics in a collaborative project with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, our research group at IBM Research-Zurich developed a new method for designing fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays capable of accurately characterizing the hybridization kinetics for any given set of probes or target sequences. What’s so great […]

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IBM Launches Free AI Tool in the Cloud for Predicting Chemical Reactions

For more than 200 years, the synthesis of organic molecules has remained one of the most important tasks in organic chemistry. The work of chemists has scientific and commercial implications that range from the production of Aspirin to that of Nylon. Yet, little has been done to change age-old practices dramatically and allow a new […]

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Ink Spots to Put an End to Counterfeit Diagnostic Tests

Could tiny ink spots, the size of a pinhead, fight counterfeiting medical tests? We believe the answer is yes. This week at the Biosensors 2018 conference in Miami, I’m presenting a new research paper demonstrating how optical security codes, created by inkjet spotting patterns, can be used in combination with smartphones for authenticating medical tests. […]

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