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Producing hydrogen gas from water using sunlight
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 ...
"The next generation structural battery has fantastic potential"
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Are you affected by your neighbours? So are nanoparticles in catalysts
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 ...
Researchers tailored the materials’ properties by using a “magic” chemical and founded a start-up company
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 ...
Ion-selective electrocatalysis on conducting polymer electrodes -- improving the performance of redox flow batteries
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 ...
Genetic scissors: a tool for rewriting the code of life
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 ...
Atomically thin platinum could be useful for ultra-sensitive and fast electrical detection of chemicals
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 ...
Soft and biocompatible materials for optical, catalytic, electrical and biomedical applications
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 ...