Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of California – Santa Cruz scientists’ study shows that an easily produced composite of gallium and aluminum creates aluminum nanoparticles that react rapidly with water at room temperature to yield large amounts of hydrogen. For years, researchers have tried to find efficient and cost-effective ways to harness the extreme reactivity of aluminum to […]

A Ruhr-University Bochum research team has visualized the three-dimensional structure of the surface of catalyst nanoparticles at atomic resolution. This structure plays a decisive role in the activity and stability of the particles. The detailed insights were achieved with a combination of atom probe tomography, spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Nanoparticle catalysts can be used, for […]

Researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, USA and the National Center for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China found a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient. Natural gas is one of the greenest fossil fuels, […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a method to stabilize a promising material known as perovskite for cheap solar cells, without compromising its near-perfect performance. The researchers used an organic molecule as a ‘template’ to guide perovskite films into the desired phase as they form. Their results are reported in the journal Science. Perovskite materials […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology using a simple, environmentally sound and efficient approach involving the calcination of a bio-based polymer retained most of its initial capacity over thousands of cycles. The researchers sought to overcome the slow charging times of conventional lithium-ion batteries and have developed a new anode material that allows […]

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