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High-sensitivity cameras reveal the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks

27-Feb-2017

Researchers at KAUST have developed a method for fine-scale imaging of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), three-dimensional structures made up of metal ions connected by organic ligands. MOFs are useful for gas storage and separation because they can be designed to have precise pore sizes of ...

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Using a simple, scalable method, a material that can be used as a sensor is developed

16-Feb-2017

Erlantz Lizundia, a researcher in the UPV/EHU's department of Physical Chemistry and expert in cellulose, started the research during a period of time he spent in Canada. The research group he was in specialised in the helix-shaped organisation of a product extracted from cellulose, cellulose ...

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Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

09-Dec-2016

After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a significant advance for growing the clusters with the impeccable control over atoms that's required to manufacture small features in electronic circuits. Oregon State ...

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OpenGate Capital aquires Umicore Zinc Chemicals

28-Nov-2016

OpenGate Capital, a private equity firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Umicore Zinc Chemicals, a producer of specialty zinc chemicals, from parent company Umicore. As part of the transition process, OpenGate Capital has already completed the renaming of the business to ...

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Researchers use graphene templates to make new metal-oxide nanostructures

09-Nov-2016

Researchers from Brown University have found a new method for making ultrathin metal-oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns. In a study the researchers show that the textured metal-oxide films have better performance when used as photocatalysts and as battery ...

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World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

OPEC agreement to limit production seen sending prices higher

21-Oct-2016

The World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 per barrel as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output. Energy prices, which include oil, natural gas ...

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Researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries

21-Jun-2016

A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges - clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage. The researchers described their findings in two studies published this month in the journals Science Advances and ...

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Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery

20-Apr-2016

An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative for storing renewable energy and supporting the power grid. A ...

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Arylboronates made easy

24-Aug-2015

Abandoning expensive and toxic materials in chemical synthesis: This is the goal pursued by scientists at the University of Würzburg. In the magazine "Angewandte Chemie", they describe a new way to achieve this goal. The synthesis of arylboronates to date has required metalliferous catalysts ...

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Simulations for better transparent oxide layers

03-Sep-2014

Touchscreens and solar cells rely on special oxide layers. However, errors in the layers’ atomic structure impair not only their transparency, but also their conductivity. Using atomic models, Fraunhofer researchers have found ways of identifying and removing these errors. Smartphones, tablet ...

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