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Green hydrogen: "Rust" as a photoanode and its limits

“With this new approach, we have added a powerful tool to our arsenal that enables us to identify the realizable potential of photoelectrode materials"


Metal oxides such as rust are intriguing photoelectrode materials for the production of green hydrogen with sunlight. They are cheap and abundant, but in spite of decades of research, progress has been limited. A team at HZB, together with partners from Ben Gurion University and the Technion, ...


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Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles


An innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. The new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and ...


Novel anti-biofilm nano coating developed


Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative anti-biofilm coating, which has significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications. According to the research anti-adhesive patches that are developed from naturally ...


Radioactive matter migrates more quickly through fractured carbonate rock


Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have found that radioactive matter migrates more quickly in carbonate bedrock formations once it has leaked from a tank from near surface waste sites and geological repositories. Corroded stored waste containers can lead to radionuclide ...


BGU and University of Michigan partner to develop renewable energy technologies


The University of Michigan and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel will forge a research partnership to collaborate on developing renewable technologies. A memorandum of understanding to establish the partnership was signed by Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest and BGU Vice ...


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BGU’s Blechner Center receives grant to turn carbon dioxide into jet fuel


Prof. Moti Herskowitz, Vice President and Dean for Research and Development of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Prof. Miron Landau from the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Blechner Center were recently awarded a highly competitive Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation ...


BGU researchers successfully test an engineered oasis for solar desalination and arid land agriculture


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Central and Northern Arava R&D researchers presented the successful application of solar-powered membrane desalination to arid agriculture at the Conference on Desalination for the Environment in Barcelona late last month.Dr. Andrea Ghermandi of the ...


PTT Chemical and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Sign Research Collaboration to Develop New Source of Omega 6


PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (Thailand) and the Landau Family Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory (MBL) of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have recently signed a research and development collaboration agreement for the production of dihomo gamma - linolenic acid (DGLA - Omega 6) ...


Two BGU Researchers Awarded prestigious ERC Starting Grants


Two University researchers have been selected to receive Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The highly-competitive grants are considered Europe’s most prestigious research awards. They were created, according to the ERC’s mission statement, to encourage “pioneering frontier ...


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev develops thin films showing promise for solar applications


Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed thin films that exhibit carrier multiplication (CM). This development is of great interest for future solar cells. The films were synthesized at BGU by Prof. Yuval Golan and PhD student Anna Osherov of the Department of Materials ...


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