An international team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Manchester, has developed a fast and economical method of converting methane, or natural gas, into liquid methanol at ambient temperature and pressure. The method takes place under continuous flow over a photo-catalytic material using visible light to drive the conversion.
Converting petroleum into fuels involves crude chemistry first invented by humans in the 1800s. Meanwhile, bacteria have been producing carbon-based energy molecules for billions of years. Which do you think is better at the job
Humanity's dependence on batteries for cellular phones, laptops, electric vehicles, and grid storage is fueling a demand for better battery technology.
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In a paper published in the ACS Applied Energy Materials journal, researchers produced novel Au/K4-xHxNb6O17 nanocomposites by a single-step preparation in an aqueous medium surrounded by Au poly(ethyleneimine) (Au-PEI). The Au-PEI nanoparticles were immobilized by exploiting the intercalation chemistry of K4-xHxNb6O17 nanosheets. The nanocomposites prepared were successfully applied in photoinduced H2 evolution.
A paper recently published in the journal Energies reviewed the application of digital technologies in the renewable energy sector.
Copper currently reigns supreme in the realm of energy. With recent research from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) offering a formula to boost aluminum’s conductivity and making it economically competitive with copper, it might change.
In an article recently published in the journal Biomaterials, researchers discussed the advances in bioengineering including the pancreatic tumor-stroma physiomimetic biomodels.
In an article recently published in the journal Additive Manufacturing, researchers discussed the application of thermal video-imaging for the in-situ monitoring of material extrusion operations in big area additive manu...
When a short circuit happens, the molten markings’ morphology adapts to the surrounding conditions. It's crucial to look at microstructural alterations to comprehend copper's characteristics and determine what started a fire.
Using naturally occurring and engineered proteins and bacteria, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators will separate and purify rare-earth elements so they can be used in the defense sector.
A team of Florida State University researchers has uncovered a way to use low-energy light to manipulate photopolymers or plastic films -; a finding that has implications for a wide range of technologies that use light as an energy source to create shape-shifting structures.
Wearable technology has exploded in recent years. Spurred by advances in flexible sensors, transistors, energy storage, and harvesting devices, wearables encompass miniaturized electronic devices worn directly on the human skin for sensing a range of biophysical and biochemical signals or, as with smart watches, for providing convenient human-machine interfaces.
By trapping light into tiny gaps only a few atoms wide, a team from the NanoPhotonics Centre has magnified optical forces a thousand-fold, strong enough to force atoms into positions that drive chemical reactions more efficiently.
Stacking solar cells increases their efficiency. Working with partners in the EU-funded PERCISTAND project, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced perovskite/CIS tandem solar cells with an efficiency of nearly 25 percent – the highest value achieved thus far with this technology.