Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie scientists have fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound for lithium sulfur battery cathodes. The titanium oxide, Ti4O7 is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and was tested as a cathode material in lithium sulfur batteries. Presently lithium batteries are one of the best […]

Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands scientists have invented a revolutionary reactor that coverts nitrogen from the atmosphere into NOx, the raw material for fertilizer. In theory the method is up to five times as efficient as existing processes, that would enable farms to have a small-scale installation without the need for a big […]

Researchers from the University of Kent’s School of Physical Sciences (SPS), working with scientists from other European institutions have formulated a recipe to increase the rate at which a solid material – an artificial mineral – can conduct charge. The discovery suggests a new generation of higher-powered batteries for phones and cameras could result from […]

An international research team has developed a new water splitting catalyst with a molybdenum coating. Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the gases from recombining back into water. The molybdenum coated catalyst prevents this problematic back reaction and works […]

Materials researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland collaborating with the Université Grenoble Alpes (France), have developed a method that could enable a breakthrough for the lithium-sulfur battery. This could be very useful because: In theory, lithium-sulfur batteries can deliver considerably more energy than today’s conventional lithium-ion batteries, but current prototypes show a […]

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