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Capacitor breakthrough

27-Oct-2015

Oct. 21, 2015, was the day that Doc Brown and Marty McFly landed in the future in their DeLorean, with time travel made possible by a "flux capacitor." While the flux capacitor still conjures sci-fi images, capacitors are now key components of portable electronics, computing systems, and electric ...

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Energy researchers discover new structure for bimetallic catalysts

09-Oct-2015

In the world of catalytic science and technology, the hunt is always on for catalysts that are inexpensive, highly active, and environmentally friendly. Recent efforts have focused on combining two metals, often in a structure where a core of one metal is surrounded by an atom-thick layer of a ...

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Changing the color of light

University of Delaware research team awarded $1 million Keck Foundation grant

28-Jul-2015

Researchers at the University of Delaware have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to explore a new idea that could improve solar cells, medical imaging and even cancer treatments. Simply put, they want to change the color of light.They won't be tinkering with what you see ...

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Physicists' findings about helium could lead to more accurate temperature

20-May-2010

In the May 7 edition of Physical Review Letters an international team led by University of Delaware researchers reports new findings about helium that may lead to more accurate standards for how temperature and pressure are measured. In the article the scientists provide a new theoretical ...

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New catalyst paves the path for ethanol-powered fuel cells

28-Jan-2009

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Delaware and Yeshiva University, has developed a new catalyst that could make ethanol-powered fuel cells feasible. The highly efficient catalyst ...

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New ways to use biomass

Tungsten carbide as catalyst for cost-effective conversion of cellulose into industrially useful carbon compounds

25-Sep-2008

Alternatives to fossil fuels and natural gas as carbon sources and fuel are in demand. Biomass could play a more significant part in the future. Researchers in the USA and China have now developed a new catalyst that directly converts cellulose, the most common form of biomass, into ethylene ...

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UD researchers set new chemical world record

23-Nov-2007

Chemists from the University of Delaware, in collaboration with a colleague at the University of Wisconsin, have set a new world record for the shortest chemical bond ever recorded between two metals, in this case, two atoms of chromium. The distance? A minuscule 1.803 Ångstroms, which is on the ...

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