Shibaura Institute of Technology scientists have developed a faster, more efficient way to synthesize CoSn(OH)6, a powerful catalyst required for high-energy lithium – air batteries. CoSn(OH)6 (CSO) is an effective oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst, necessary for developing next-generation lithium – air batteries. However, current methods of synthesizing CSO are complicated and slow. The international […]

A Washington State University catalyst design using a single or just a few palladium atoms removed 90% of unburned methane from natural gas engine exhaust. The research showed that the single-atom catalyst was able to remove methane from engine exhaust at lower temperatures, less than 350° Celsius (662° Fahrenheit), while maintaining reaction stability at higher […]

Rice University engineers have created a device that “turns sunlight into hydrogen” with record-breaking efficiency. The device integrates next-generation halide perovskite semiconductors with electrocatalysts in a single, durable, cost-effective and scalable device. The press release believes the engineers have set a new standard for hydrogen technology. The device is factually a solar driven water splitting cell. […]

University of Texas at El Paso researchers describe how they have achieved the highest level of energy storage – also known as capacitance – in a supercapacitor ever recorded. Years ago there was a series of supercapacitor claims that simply didn’t come to fruition. The new landmark study claims are quite worthwhile after a long […]

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities team has, for the first time, synthesized a thin film of a unique topological semimetal material. The material has the potential to generate more computing power and memory storage while using significantly less energy. The researchers were also able to closely study the material, leading to some important findings […]

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