News - 9 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...
News - 19 Jan 2015
One way of removing harmful nitrate from drinking water is to catalyse its conversion to nitrogen. This process suffers from the drawback that it often produces ammonia. By using palladium...
News - 1 Sep 2009
A new method for "recycling" hydrogen-containing fuel materials could open the door to economically viable hydrogen-based vehicles. In an article appearing today in Angewandte Chemie, Los...
News - 11 May 2009
A hydrogen-rich compound discovered by Stanford
researchers is packed with promise of helping overcome one of the biggest hurdles
to using hydrogen for fuel--namely, how do you stuff enough...
News - 24 Jun 2008
Chemists in the US have developed a simple reaction to make ammonia borane - a powder more hydrogen-dense than even liquid hydrogen. Their one-pot synthesis of this promising hydrogen storage material...
Article - 8 Nov 2006
Just as the key building block to life on earth is the carbon atom, carbon is the key to one of the most promising branches of nanotechnology. Much of the current research and commercialisation of...
News - 8 Apr 2014
Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.
News - 1 Jun 2011
Alexander Malaver, a Masters student at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), has designed a solar-powered nano sensor that is capable of tracing gases that cause air pollution and climatic...
News - 31 Mar 2011
Miho Yamauchi and Masaki Takata from the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima have led a research team that has found a way to detoxify the impact of ammonia fertilizers1.
Photoactive bimetallic nano...
News - 26 Jun 2008
Semiconductors have become indispensable for modern technology. For example, oxide semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) are the materials of choice for transparent conducting layers for blue LEDs,...