Plastic upcycling: From waste to fuel for less
A plastics recycling innovation that does more with less, presented at the American Chemical Society fall meeting in Chicago, simultaneously increases conversion to useful products while using less of the precious metal ruthenium.
“The key discovery we report is the very low metal load,” sa ... more
Longer lasting sodium-ion batteries on the horizon
Cheap and abundant, sodium is a prime promising candidate for new battery technology. But limited performance of sodium-ion batteries has hindered their large-scale applications.
Now, a research team from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a sodiu ... more
Surprising semiconductor properties revealed with innovative new method
A research team probing the properties of a semiconductor combined with a novel thin oxide film have observed a surprising new source of conductivity from oxygen atoms trapped inside.
Scott Chambers, a materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ... more