University of Basel chemists have succeeded in replacing the rare elements osmium and ruthenium with a significantly cheaper metal. In terms of their properties, the new materials are very similar to those used in the past. Expensive noble metals often play a vital role in illuminating screens or converting solar energy into fuels. We’re familiar […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have recently used a new and counterintuitive approach to create a better catalyst. The new catalyst has been made to support one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. By first creating an alloy of two of the densest naturally occurring elements and then removing one, the […]