The photosensitizer is a compound that promotes chemical reactions in the presence of light. It has many potential applications for improving the efficiency of modern technologies ranging from electricity-producing solar panels to cell phones. The new chemical photosensitizer compound created by researchers at West Virginia University could change the future for renewable energy. The researchers’ […]

A team of University of Minnesota researchers has discovered new technology that can speed up chemical reactions 10,000 times faster than the current reaction rate limit. These findings could increase the speed and lower the cost of thousands of chemical processes used in producing fertilizers, foods, fuels, plastics, and more. The team’s research paper has […]

Stanford University scientists are another step toward building a better battery doing long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope recording chemical reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. The researchers are camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small reaction in the Dionne lab 18 feet […]

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have used lasers to determine for the first time how specific vibrations in a water molecule affect its ability to dissociate into its atomic components. Many chemical reactions are assisted with catalysts. Natural gas (methane) can be converted using water and a nickel catalyst being reduced into […]

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) used ultrafast, ultrabright X-ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to enable unprecedented views of a catalyst in action, an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy sources. The SLAC used LCLS, together with computerized simulations, to reveal surprising […]

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