Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, in collaboration with several partners, have discovered a less-expensive, more energy-efficient way to produce ‘Alane’, the shorthand version of the chemical aluminum trihydride. Alane is a hydrogen source that has been widely considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive vehicles. Here was the […]



Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures. This is an achievement that could open doors to ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics. The technology should lead to more impressive performance longer lasting […]



University of Texas at Arlington chemists have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. Principal researcher Krishnan Rajeshwar, UTA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry and co-Director of UTA’s Center […]



Penn State researchers have made hundreds of observations of individual potassium atoms, cooled to just slightly above absolute zero. The atoms were trapped by lasers in a two-dimensional grid, and interacting with each other in intriguing ways that could help to reveal the behaviors of superconducting electrons. The team’s scientists suspect that they have observed […]



A Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) team of researchers claims to have made yet another step towards finding a solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries. A new approach developed by a team of researchers, led by Prof. Jaephil Cho (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering) could hold […]



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