Argonne National Laboratory scientists have recently used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst. The new catalyst has been made to support one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. By first creating an alloy of two of the densest naturally occurring elements and then removing one, the […]

Washington State University researchers have created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in advanced engines. As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted out the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. The work of researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National […]

A Johns Hopkins University team of chemical engineers has drawn inspiration from the ancient Egyptian tradition of gilding to make modern-day fuel cells less expensive and more powerful. Egyptians artists at the time of King Tutankhamun often covered cheaper metals (copper, for instance) with a thin layer of a gleaming precious metal such as gold […]

Idaho National Laboratory scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. This CO2 recycling of carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if the economic challenges can be overcome. Carbon capture could help the nation’s coal plants reduce carbon based […]

A new insight into battery charging is a technique capable of determining lithium metal plating during lithium ion battery charging that supports development of improved electric vehicles. The new technique developed by researchers at Technische Universität München, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen University, published in Elsevier’s Materials Today, provides a unique insight into how the […]

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