Kyoto University researchers have described how nanodiamond-reinforced composite membranes can purify hydrogen from its humid mixtures, making the hydrogen generation processes vastly more efficient and cost-effective. Hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel, leaves nothing but water when combusted. Many countries view hydrogen as a way to a zero-carbon future, but switching to a hydrogen economy requires its […]

Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials scientists have built a lubrication system with virtually no friction. Friction hampers the movement of all mechanical parts, including engines for transportation.  The new system wraps graphene flakes around nanodiamonds that then roll between a diamond-like carbon-surface and graphene on silica. Friction hampers the movement of all mechanical […]