Molecules are usually synthesized by utilizing stochastic bond-forming collisions of the reactant molecules present in solution, but nature follows an entirely different method in biochemical synthesis.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) have successfully produced nanobio-hybrid organisms that can use airborne nitrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) to create a wide range of fuels and plastics.
Headed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a group of scientists investigated the way atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) crystals grow on 3D objects and the way these crystals are stretched and strained by the curvature of those objects.
An international team of scientists has recently enhanced the ability of graphene to catalyze the “hydrogen evolution reaction,” which produces hydrogen upon passing an electric current via water during electrolysis.
It is believed that hydrogen will serve as a clean energy for humans in the coming days. In this regard, electrochemical water splitting offers a potential process for producing hydrogen.
How is it possible to catalyze chemical reactions by light, using the example of photosynthesis in nature? This process is still not understood well.
Innovative battery technologies will be required to meet the demands of electronics in the future. In this regard, lithium-sulfur batteries may provide a solution as they have a hypothetical energy density about five times that of lithium-ion batteries.
UCLA scientists and colleagues have engineered a new device that produces electricity from falling snow. This device is the first of its kind and is economical, thin, small, and flexible resembling a sheet of plastic.
New research claims that, in the race against climate change, the renewable energy industry must embrace the circular economy. Failure to do so will result in a shortage of the rare materials used to create solar panels and wind turbines, as well as electric cars and consumer electronics.
Scientists from the National Institute of Technology, India, have synthesized blue-green-orange photo-emissive sulfur and nitrogen co-doped graphene quantum dots (SNGQDs) using hydrothermal technique.