Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden is showing how earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices that can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis. Ms. Sharifi defended her (open access) thesis, Efficient Electrocatalysts Based on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon […]

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of a team searching for an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts, turned to carbon, developing multi-walled carbon nanotube complex that consists of cylindrical sheets of carbon. Led by Stanford University’s Hongjie Dai, the team’s newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic […]

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