Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University (SBU), and other collaborating institutions’ scientists have uncovered dynamic, atomic-level details of how an important platinum-based catalyst works in the water gas shift reaction. The experiments provide definitive evidence that only certain platinum atoms play an important role in the chemical conversion, and could therefore guide the design of […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Kanazawa University researchers have developed a protocol to efficiently purify palladium and silver ions from industrial waste. The protocol also converts the ions into pure metallic elements. This will help increase global stocks of valuable elements that are widely needed yet in scarce supply. Many rare metals are in scarce supply, yet demand for […]

Ohio State University scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. Scientists around the world have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply. The Ohio State […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) scientists have now developed three-dimensional component architectures based on novel, printable thermoelectric materials. Thermoelectric generators, TEGs for short, convert ambient heat into electrical power. They enable maintenance-free, environmentally friendly, and autonomous power supply of the continuously growing number of sensors and devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) and […]

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) scientists have now come much closer to their goal of converting waste heat into electrical power at small temperature differences. Electrical power per footprint of thermomagnetic generators based on Heusler alloy films has been increased by a factor of 3.4. The use of waste heat would contribute in a large […]

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