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New porous material promising for making renewable energy from water

Producing hydrogen gas from water using sunlight

26-Mar-2021

One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for ...

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Big breakthrough for 'massless' energy storage

"The next generation structural battery has fantastic potential"

23-Mar-2021

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the ...

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KRAHN Chemie further strengthens presence in Europe by acquiring companies based in Sweden, Great Britain and Spain

17-Feb-2021

The KRAHN Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners. “The acquisitions further expand our cooperation with existing top producers geographically but offer interesting new opportunities as well. ...

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Producing more sustainable hydrogen with composite polymer dots

16-Feb-2021

Hydrogen for energy use can be extracted in an environmentally friendly way from water and sunlight, using photocatalytic composite polymer nanoparticles developed by researchers at Uppsala University. In laboratory tests, these "polymer dots" showed promising performance and stability alike. How ...

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The importance of good neighbors in catalysis

Are you affected by your neighbours? So are nanoparticles in catalysts

04-Nov-2020

New research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journals Science Advances and Nature Communications, reveals how the nearest neighbours determine how well nanoparticles work in a catalyst. "The long-term goal of the research is to be able to identify ...

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How to make perfect edges in 2D-materials

Researchers tailored the materials’ properties by using a “magic” chemical and founded a start-up company

20-Oct-2020

Ultrathin materials such as graphene promise a revolution in nanoscience and technology. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have now made an important advance within the field. In a recent paper in Nature Communications they present a method for controlling the edges of ...

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LiU researchers first to develop an organic battery

Ion-selective electrocatalysis on conducting polymer electrodes -- improving the performance of redox flow batteries

20-Oct-2020

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have for the first time demonstrated an organic battery. It is of a type known as a "redox flow battery", with a large capacity that can be used to store energy from wind turbines and solar cells, and as a power bank for ...

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 “for the development of a method for genome editing”

Genetic scissors: a tool for rewriting the code of life

07-Oct-2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have discovered one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. Using these, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact ...

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Single atom-thin platinum makes a great chemical sensor

Atomically thin platinum could be useful for ultra-sensitive and fast electrical detection of chemicals

16-Sep-2020

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, together with colleagues from other universities, have discovered the possibility to prepare one-atom thin platinum for use as a chemical sensor. The results were recently published in the scientific journal Advanced Material ...

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From nanocellulose to gold

Soft and biocompatible materials for optical, catalytic, electrical and biomedical applications

12-Aug-2020

When nanocellulose is combined with various types of metal nanoparticles, materials are formed with many new and exciting properties. They may be antibacterial, change colour under pressure, or convert light to heat. "To put it simply, we make gold from nanocellulose", says Daniel Aili, associate ...

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