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Graphene-Wrapped Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Graphene-Wrapped Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

A team of researchers from UK and China have designed a novel sulfur cathode wrapped with graphene for rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries. Dr. Vasant Kumar from the University of Cambridge and Professor Renjie Chen from the Beijing Institute of Technology have led the research team in this project. [More]
Dow Corning Introduces New Frizz Control Solution for Water-Based Hair Care Formulations

Dow Corning Introduces New Frizz Control Solution for Water-Based Hair Care Formulations

Dow Corning today unveiled new Dow Corning® CB-3046 Fluid, its latest trends-driven innovation for hair care, here at the 2014 Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase. The new fluid for water-based hair care formulations provides powerful frizz-taming control without the heavy feel and styling difficulties associated with oil-based anti-frizz solutions. [More]
Sub-Nanoscale Computational Modeling Could Help Design Affordable Gold Catalysts

Sub-Nanoscale Computational Modeling Could Help Design Affordable Gold Catalysts

Researchers belonging to the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering, have led a study to explore the functioning of catalysts at the nanoscale level using novel computer simulations. [More]
Missing Iron Atoms Make Magnetite an Extremely Efficient Catalyst

Missing Iron Atoms Make Magnetite an Extremely Efficient Catalyst

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have revealed that the missing iron atoms in Magnetite’s (Fe3O4) sub-surface layer govern its properties. "It turns out that the surface of Fe3O4 is not Fe3O4 at all, but rather Fe11O16," says Professor Ulrike Diebold, head of the metal-oxide-research group at TU Wien (Vienna). [More]
Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

Eco-Friendly Process to Produce Lactic Acid from Waste Glycerol

An eco-friendly, cost-effective process to produce lactic acid from glycerol has been developed by research groups at ETH Zurich. Glycerol is a waste by-product that is obtained during production of biodiesel. [More]
Combined X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques Enable Sub-Nanometer Study of Heterogeneous Interfaces

Combined X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques Enable Sub-Nanometer Study of Heterogeneous Interfaces

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have combined standing-wave photoelectron spectroscopy (SWPS) technique with high ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (APPS) technique to create standing wave ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy (SWAPPS) - a new technique for study of chemical elements at heterogeneous interfaces. [More]
New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists at the University of Wyoming (UW) are exploring ways to develop cost-effective, eco-friendly, and more efficient fuel cell technology. Although commercially available, fuel cell technology is not cost effective when compared to that of other sources of energy. [More]
Future of Catalysis Lies in Crossing Chemical Engineering-Materials Science Boundary

Future of Catalysis Lies in Crossing Chemical Engineering-Materials Science Boundary

Yuriy Román, an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, is leading a study on catalytic conversion of inedible plant matter into chemicals that could be used for producing fuels and useful substances. Catalysts stimulate and speed-up chemical reactions, and increase the possibility of applying the process on an industrial scale. [More]
Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

Sodium-Based Metal Hydride Material Could Enhance Rechargeable Battery Performance

An international team of scientists have discovered a safe sodium-based material which could be used as a cost-effective alternative to the lithium-based conductors currently used in rechargeable batteries. [More]
Nanoporous Molybdenum Disulfide Film for Hydrogen Catalysis and Energy Storage

Nanoporous Molybdenum Disulfide Film for Hydrogen Catalysis and Energy Storage

Scientists at chemist James Tour’s lab at Rice University have discovered a cost-effective method to create flexible films of molybdenum disulfide for hydrogen catalysis and energy storage applications. [More]
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