Nazli Turan

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Name: Nazli Turan
Date registered: July 10, 2018

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  1. The impact of transition metal catalysts on macroscopic dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) characteristics in an ammonia synthesis plasma catalysis reactor — April 13, 2019
  2. Balancing climate change with gender equality — April 13, 2019
  3. Seminar notes: Is Hydrodynamics Relevant to the Origin of Life? — December 17, 2018
  4. I didn’t know graphene is so newly discovered! — October 21, 2018
  5. Science policy is giving rise to open science or a new form of capitalism? — September 1, 2018

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Apr 13

The impact of transition metal catalysts on macroscopic dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) characteristics in an ammonia synthesis plasma catalysis reactor

When non-equilibrium, low-temperature plasmas and catalysts interact, they can exhibit synergistic behavior that enhances the chemical activity above what is possible with either process alone. Unlike thermal catalysis, in plasma-assisted catalysis the non-equilibrium state of the plasma produces reactive intermediates, such as excited species, that may play an important role in the catalytic process. There …

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Apr 13

Balancing climate change with gender equality

Do we really care about both climate change and gender equality? If yes, please continue! If no, abort mission! World Resources Institute (WRI) has released comprehensive studies since 2016 showing that women’s access to decision-making process, low-carbon industry, infrastructure and transportation can boost energy efficiency, investments in renewable power, and reduction in carbon emissions. Here …

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Dec 17

Seminar notes: Is Hydrodynamics Relevant to the Origin of Life?

We are attending at least 8 seminars for every semester. Here is a short summary of the most interesting one! This was an interesting talk mostly focused on the bubbles formed in ocean and relating those with the origin of life. The speaker mentioned the mechanical forces created by waves in ocean and pointed out …

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Oct 21

I didn’t know graphene is so newly discovered!

Ok, it’s my ignorance. History time ! Year: 2004 Location: The University of Manchester Nobel Physics: 2010 Here is the whole story and information from ‘the home of graphene‘, Manchester.

Sep 01

Science policy is giving rise to open science or a new form of capitalism?

Here is a provocative paper recently published. I will add my thoughts when I’m done with reading.   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306312718772086

Aug 29

Notes from iPlasmaNano 2018

It was a really dense conference. Mostly, the professors gave talks about the latest updates of their research. The discussions were at high level. I tried to keep my eyes open to follow almost every talk 🙂 But, it’s worth it 🙂 Here are the topics attracting my attention.     Nano particle synthesis: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ni1mqkEAAAAJ&hl=en –>in-situ …

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Jul 25

Chemical bonds simulated with quantum computers!

“Quantum chemistry is the science of understanding the complicated bonds and reactions of molecules using quantum mechanics. The ‘moving parts’ of anything but the most-simple chemical processes are beyond the capacity of the biggest and fastest supercomputers. By modelling and understanding these processes using quantum computers, scientists expect to unlock lower-energy pathways for chemical reactions, …

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Jul 22

Acceleration with stars

His idea is that an advanced civilization could build a sphere that emits waste radiation in a specific direction. This radiation would accelerate the sphere—and the star it contains—in the opposite direction.” I’m not sure about the process of building a sphere around ‘stars’, but the idea is very exciting. However, comparing the whole universe, …

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Jul 19

Family tree :)

Here is my collage of powerpuffs with acrylic paints. This is a gift for my family 🙂 I’ve used this website: https://powerpuffyourself.com/#!/en

Jul 19

Stabilizing fusion plasmas

Sawtooth swings—up-and-down ripples found in everything from stock prices on Wall Street to ocean waves—occur periodically in the temperature and density of the plasma that fuels fusion reactions in doughnut-shaped facilities called tokamaks. These swings can sometimes combine with other instabilities in the plasma to produce a perfect storm that halts the reactions. However, some …

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