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Oxygen 'sponge' presents path to better catalysts, energy materials

Catalysts
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen sponge that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures Materials with these novel characteristics would be useful ... - Read More

Better insight into molecular interactions

Molecular, molecular
How exactly atoms and molecules in biochemical solutions or at solid liquid interfaces do interact is a question of great importance Answers will provide insights at processes in catalysts smart functional materials and even physiological ... - Read More

Medicine, Energy Topics of Kavli Lectures at American Chemical Society Meeting

curing diseases by replacing the missing proteins that cause certain disorders almost like an artificial limb replaces the function of a leg or arm lost to injury Another is an internationally known leader in science ... - Read More

Synthetic polymers enable cheap, efficient, durable alkaline fuel cells

Synthetic polymers, Fuel, Fuel cells
A new cost effective polymer membrane can decrease the cost of alkaline batteries and fuel cells by allowing the replacement of expensive platinum catalysts without sacrificing important aspects of performance according to Penn State researchers ... - Read More

A crystal of a different color: One chemical forms two colors of crystals, sheds insight on agostic bonds important in industrial catalysis

Crystals, Crystal
Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals one orange the other blue from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond The discovery reported ... - Read More

How did Earth's primitive chemistry get kick started?

Earth, earth
How did life on Earth get started Three new papers co authored by Mike Russell a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif strengthen the case that Earth's first life began at alkaline ... - Read More

Seemingly competitive co-catalysts cooperate to accelerate chemical reaction

A new computationally inspired approach has led a team of Boston College chemists to re conceptualize a highly valued catalytic process dramatically increasing the efficiency of a chemical transformation that selectively produces chiral or handed ... - Read More

Quantum of sonics: Bonded, not stirred

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new way to join materials together using ultrasound Ultrasound sound so high it cannot be heard is normally used to smash particles apart in water In a recent ... - Read More

Direct nitrogen fixation for low cost energy conversion

Nitrogen, nitrogen
A simple low cost and eco friendly method of creating nitrogen doped graphene nanoplatelets NGnPs which could be used in dye sensitized solar cells and fuel cells is published in Scientific Reports today The work ... - Read More

Watching catalysts at work at the atomic scale

Atomic, Catalysts
Developing materials with novel catalytic properties is one of the most important tasks in energy research It is especially important to understand the dynamic processes involved in catalysis at the atomic scale such as the ... - Read More

Chemical reaction could streamline manufacture of pharmaceuticals and other compounds

Compounds
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs ... - Read More

Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars have come one step closer

Fuel, Fuel cells
Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars have come one step closer Researchers at the Department of Chemistry University of Copenhagen have shown how to build fuel cells that produce as much electricity as current ... - 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

Scientists solve titanic puzzle of popular photocatalyst

A breakthrough in our understanding of the properties of titania titanium dioxide the basis of self cleaning window technology has been made by scientists at UCL uncovering a decades old misunderstanding that has clouded our ... - Read More

Clarification of dynamical process of aluminum surface oxidation

Reaction, Reaction, Adsorption, Adsorption
Dr Mitsunori Kurahashi a Principal Researcher of the NIMS Nano Characterization Unit and Dr Yasushi Yamauchi a Group Leader in the same unit presented decisive evidence clarifying the dynamical process of aluminum surface oxidation by ... - Read More

New concept for biofuel cells: Tree fungus lets current flow

Sabine Sané doctoral candidate in the research training group Micro Energy Harvesting at the Department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK of the University of Freiburg has found a way to make a species of tree fungus ... - Read More

Alternative energy: A cooler way to clean hydrogen

A process known as ethanol steam reforming is creating opportunities for fuel cell researchers thanks to the recent rise of the bioethanol industry This technique generates hydrogen gas H2 directly within fuel cell systems onboard ... - 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

New iron catalyst promises green future for hydrogenation

Hydrogenation, Catalyst, Green
A new iron nanoparticle catalyst developed by researchers in Japan and Canada promises to drastically improve the efficiency of hydrogenation a key chemical process used in a wide array of industrial applications Cleaner safer and ... - Read More
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