University of California – Davis physicists have come up with a new, simpler method to make a nanofoam of palladium. A nanofoam is a low density, porous material with very small pore size. The foamy metal could be used to store hydrogen in vehicles or for other purposes. A nanofoam is what it sounds like […]

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and URV researchers have designed a new catalyst that reduces the cost of electrolytic hydrogen production. The new catalysts reduce the amount of electricity needed to break the chemical bonds, speed up the reaction and minimize the energy waste. Galán-Mascarós explained, “Normally, hydrogen is obtained from using a […]

Argonne National Lab scientists have found a new way to produce solar fuels by developing “synthetic purple membranes.” These membranes involve an assembly of lipid nanodiscs, man-made proteins, and semiconducting nanoparticles that, when taken together, can transform sunlight into hydrogen fuel. Elena Rozhkova and fellow Argonne researchers have found a new way to produce solar […]

Lancaster University physicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology. Fundamental problems remain before this can be adopted commercially due to inefficiency, but a new study demonstrates that the novel use of nanostructures could increase the maximum photovoltage generated in a photoelectrochemical cell, increasing the productivity of splitting water molecules. […]

Rice University scientists have developed a new single, robust catalyst that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen with Earth-abundant materials that approach the efficiency of more expensive platinum. The electrolytic film produced at Rice and tested at the University of Houston is a three-layer structure of nickel, graphene and a compound of iron, manganese and […]

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