The possibility of achieving room temperature superconductivity took a tiny step forward with a recent discovery by a team of Penn State physicists and materials scientists. The surprising discovery involved layering a two-dimensional material called molybdenum sulfide with another material called molybdenum carbide. Molybdenum carbide is a known superconductor – electrons can flow through the […]

University of California – Berkeley researchers have developed a cheap and effective new catalyst can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum. Platinum is currently the best and most expensive water-splitting catalyst known. The new catalyst, which is composed of nanometer-thin sheets of metal carbide, is manufactured using a self-assembly process that […]