Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo University of Science (TUS) researchers have demonstrated a metal-organic framework-based magnesium ion conductor showing superionic conductivity even at room temperature. Magnesium is a promising material for such solid-state batteries owing to its abundance, but its practical application is limited by the poor conductivity of magnesium ions (Mg2+) in solids at room temperature. The […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lancaster University researchers are studying a crystalline material and discovered it has properties that allow it to capture heat energy from the sun. The energy can be stored for several months at room temperature, and it can be released on demand in the form of heat. With further development, these kinds of materials could […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of California – Berkeley chemists have come up with an efficient and less expensive technique for removing CO2 from natural gas plant emissions. The technique could be tweaked for higher output plants that use coal. The chemists took a magnesium-based metal-organic framework and added a tetraamine that catalyzes a CO2 polymer easily removed […]

An Oregon State University led international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The key breakthrough is the development of a new metal organic framework, or MOF, that can […]

A Northwestern University research team has designed and synthesized a new material with ultrahigh porosity and surface area for the storage of hydrogen and methane for fuel cell-powered vehicles. These gases are attractive clean energy alternatives to carbon dioxide-producing fossil fuels. The material is a type of a metal-organic framework (MOF) that can store significantly […]

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