ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - September/October

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - September/October

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Featured Stories

A portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer analyzes pigments in a portrait of King Louis XV, whose weak leadership paved the way for the  French Revolution in 1789.
Ottawa’s Canadian Conservation­ Institute uses cutting-edge analytical­ equipment­ to preserve old works of fine art as well as artifacts from Canada­’s more recent past.

While the prospect of warmer Arctic temperatures generally earns negative reviews from many people, one group of researchers has been welcoming a positive...

Anton Korenevski was doing laboratory work one night as part of a study into how bacteria stick to surfaces when he spotted something unusual.

It was a summer of extremes, from fires blackening Western Canadian forests to a shrivelling drought in California to heat waves that baked Pakist...