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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels such as hydrogen The ... - Read More

Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites

Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis nitrogen fixation and respiration with the help of clusters of metal atoms as active sites But scientists lack basic information about their function because the states ... - Read More

Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal: New catalyst for fuel cells outperforms platinum

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership making them better than platinum ... - Read More

Breaking benzene selectively, at relatively mild temperatures

Aromatic compounds are found widely in natural resources such as petroleum and biomass and breaking the carbon carbon bonds in these compounds plays an important role in the production of fuels and valuable chemicals from ... - Read More

Better catalysts for petrochemical industry

Zeolites are among the substances which can accelerate chemical reactions they are known as catalysts Usually applied in pellet form the industrial production of gasoline from crude oil without zeolites is today inconceivable The chemical ... - Read More

Nanoelectronics: Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide

The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors such as transition metal dichalcogenides has received a significant boost Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE ... - Read More

Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time

Time
With the help of DESY's X ray light source PETRA III researchers of Technische Universität München have for the first time watched organic solar cells degrade in real time This work could open new approaches ... - Read More

Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling carbon dioxide

Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Carbon dioxide, carbon
It's a 21st century alchemist's dream turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide a greenhouse gas into fuel or useful industrial chemicals Researchers from Brown have shown that finely tuned gold nanoparticles can do the job ... - Read More

Non-precious metal catalysts outperforming Pt-based one

Catalysts
Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST Korea Institute of Energy Research KIER and Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new family of non precious metal catalysts These catalysts exhibit better performance ... - Read More

New way to study and improve catalytic reactions

Catalysts are everywhere They make chemical reactions that normally occur at extremely high temperatures and pressures possible within factories cars and the comparatively balmy conditions within the human body Developing better catalysts however is mainly ... - Read More

New catalyst replaces platinum for electric-automobiles

Catalyst
Affordable and scalable process of a carbon nanotube based catalyst outperforming platinum for electric automobiles Korean researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST S Korea developed a novel bio inspired composite electrocatalyst ... - Read More

New Catalyst Could Cut Cost of Making Hydrogen Fuel

Released 7 2 2013 2 15 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Wisconsin Madison more news from this source Jul 2 2013 MADISON – A discovery at the University of Wisconsin Madison may represent a significant ... - Read More

Natural Products Drug Discovery Group explores plant potential

Released 6 10 2013 11 15 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Alabama Huntsville more news from this source Expert Available Jun 10 2013 Consuming caffeine could mute the efficacy of certain cancer drugs and some ... - Read More

Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More

New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces

Metal oxide
The strong binding of gold on electronically modified calcium oxide can now be understood in detail In a computational study researchers Jenni Andersin Janne Nevalaita Karoliina Honkala and Hannu Häkkinen at the University of Jyväskylä ... - Read More
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