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New electrode materials for the oxidation of water

It’s all about good cooperation

12-Oct-2020

By splitting water electrochemically, green hydrogen can be produced, which can be used as fuel, energy storage and for chemical reactions. This way, we can decrease our dependence on fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the electrolysis of water consumes a lot of ...

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A key to cheaper renewable fuels: keeping iron from rusting

Cheap and readily available element could be used for cost-effective biofuels conversion

21-Aug-2020

Washington State University researchers have made a key first step in economically converting plant materials to fuels: keeping iron from rusting. The researchers have determined how to keep iron from rusting in important chemical reactions that are needed to convert plant materials to fuels, ...

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Molecular twist makes one catalyst useful for three hydrogen applications

"In a way, we've created a molecule with a steering wheel on it"

12-Jun-2020

Scientists from Kyushu University and Kumamoto University in Japan have developed a new catalyst capable of assisting three key reactions for using hydrogen in energy and industry. Inspired by three types of enzymes in nature, this research can help elucidate unknown relationships among ...

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World's smallest MRI performed on single atoms

Magnetic Resonance Imaging enables to scan the magnetic field of single atoms with unprecedented resolution

03-Jul-2019

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at Ewha Womans University have made a major scientific breakthrough by performing the world's smallest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In an international collaboration with colleagues from the ...

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Catalytic converter with a green profile

18-Jun-2019

With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the chemist Zita Csendes has defined and tested iron complexes as a sustainable, inexpensive and efficient alternative to precious-metal catalysts. The shift from catalyst solution to reusable pore coating required mastering many chemical ...

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Tuning the topological insulator Sb2Te3: Just add iron

05-Jun-2019

Iron-doping of the topological insulator Sb2Te3 results in useful electronic and magnetic properties, quantified in a recent FLEET study at the University of Wollongong. The researchers studied the magneto-transport properties of an iron-doped topological insulator (Fe-Sb2Te3). After the material ...

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Low-cost energy-efficient materials

25-Apr-2019

An international team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS), Tianjin University (China), as well as from Japan and the United States has developed new energy-efficient iron-based alloys which combine high mechanical and magnetic properties with ...

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Rust never sleeps

Chinks in iron crystals that can 'heal'

06-Feb-2019

Like iron flowing through the blood stream, iron minerals course through the ground. These minerals are used to make steel and other metal alloys used in everything from cell phone components and cars to buildings, industrial equipment and infrastructure. Unfortunately, when exposed to oxygen and ...

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Taking magnetism for a spin

Exploring the mysteries of skyrmions

28-Jan-2019

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered the relaxation dynamics of a zero-field state in skyrmions, a spinning magnetic phenomenon that has potential applications in data storage and spintronic devices. Skyrmions are nanoscale whirls or vortices of magnetic ...

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Transition metal complexes: mixed works better

20-Nov-2018

A team at BESSY II has investigated how various iron-complex compounds process energy from incident light. They were able to show why certain compounds have the potential to convert light into electrical energy. The results are important for the development of organic solar ...

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