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Cheaper Hydrogen Production

Efficient water and urea electrolysis with bimetallic yolk-shell nanoparticles

14-Sep-2021

Electrolytic hydrogen production powered by renewable energy is seen as an environmentally friendly means to ameliorate global climate and energy problems. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now introduced a novel and inexpensive material for electrodes that may provide for ...

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Wet-chemical synthesis of two-dimensional metal electrocatalysts

07-Sep-2021

With the increasingly serious global energy crisis caused by the excessive consumption of fossil fuels, developing clean, efficient, and sustainable energy conversion technologies is highly desirable. Electrocatalysis is one of the most promising methods to produce clean energy. However, the wide ...

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NTU Singapore scientists create ultra high performance flexible ultraviolet sensors for use in wearables

03-Aug-2021

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. While invisible to the human ...

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Scientists converts tamarind shells into an energy source for vehicles

19-Jul-2021

Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of space in landfills where they are disposed as agricultural waste. However, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang ...

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Scientists use fruit peel to turn old batteries into new

Using orange peel to efficiently recover precious metals from battery waste

28-Aug-2020

Scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries. The team demonstrated their concept using orange peel, ...

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Scientists convert plastics into useful chemicals using sunlight

16-Dec-2019

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness ...

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Arsenic for Electronics

Covalently modified two-dimensional arsenic

17-Oct-2018

The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. Today, such two-dimensional materials are no longer limited to carbon and are hot prospects for many applications, especially in microelectronics. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists ...

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Sensing with a twist: A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing

18-Sep-2017

The world of nanosensors may be physically small, but the demand is large and growing, with little sign of slowing. As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties such as motion become challenging to develop. An international ...

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From iPad to iPaper

Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advance, showing exciting signs of progress.

05-Sep-2017

Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality. Paper that is transparent and conducts electricity could have widespread applications, including foldable ...

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Memory chips turned into processors to speed up computing tasks

04-Jan-2017

A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks, which is traditionally done by computer processors like those made by Intel and Qualcomm. This means data could now be processed in the same spot where it is stored, leading to much faster and ...

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