Aalto University researchers in Finland have succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst made of carbon and iron used for storing electric energy by replacing platinum. The Finns are focused on the challenge that comes with the increased use of renewable energy – how to store electric energy. Platinum has traditionally been used as the electrocatalyst in […]

The Toyota Central Research & Development Labs. Inc. in Japan are involved in research to develop catalysts that are controlled at the quantum level. This research path is leading the way towards a new generation of automotive catalytic converters. Success here should have an impact across the board in catalyst research. Catalytic converters change the […]

Northwestern University scientists are the first to develop a catalyst that can perform a remarkable feat found only in nature: take nitrogen from the air and turn it into ammonia under natural conditions. (Ammonia is the critical component in fertilizer.) If fully realized the process might displace more than 1 percent of world energy use. […]

University of Toronto engineers have grown large and pure perovskite crystals. Perovskite crystals are an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. These materials are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never been thoroughly studied in their purest form: as perfect […]

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have designed and investigated a catalyst with a unique structure of single gold atoms. The family of catalysts are composed of a unique structure of single gold atoms bound by oxygen to sodium or potassium atoms supported on non-reactive silica materials. […]

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