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Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

05/06/2019

An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the 'hydrogen evolution reaction', which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. They designed a mathematically-predicted graphene electrocatalyst, and confirmed its performance using high resolution electrochemical microscopy and computational modelling.
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Understanding Microbiomes for Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Systems

05/06/2019

Wastewater is treated by an activated sludge process in municipal wastewater treatment plants and returned to the environment for use. This treatment process has been used for over a century, and today represents the largest application of biotechnology in the world, yet there has been no effort to map the global activated sludge microbiome.
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Plumbene, graphene's latest cousin, realized on the 'nano water cube'

04/06/2019

Nagoya University-led researchers have created 'plumbene,' a 2D-honeycomb sheet of lead atoms. Plumbene has the largest spin-orbit interaction of any Group 14 elemental 2D material, potentially making it a robust 2D topological insulator in which the Quantum Spin Hall Effect might occur even above room temperature. ...
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A 'Silver Bullet' for the Chemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide

04/06/2019

A powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a reusable form.
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Why you should care about better fiber optics

03/06/2019

With a new method, the gallium antimonide is initially distributed throughout the silicon. This is a simpler and cheaper method than others to grow crystals, and the technology offers many possible applications.
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Light and nanotechnology combined to prevent biofilms on medical implants

03/06/2019

An ICFO and B. Braun Surgical, S.A. study published in Nano Letters and highlighted in Nature Photonics reports on a new technique that could prevent bacterial contamination and infection in medical implants by using light combined with gold nanoparticles.
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Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound

30/05/2019

Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are versatile and porous nanomaterials that can be used to store, separate, release or protect almost anything, but the traditional process for creating them is environmentally unsustainable ...
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Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis

30/05/2019

Researchers at EPFL are working on a technology to exploit osmotic energy - a source of power that's naturally available at estuaries, where fresh water comes into contact with seawater. In a laboratory experiment, the team reproduced the real-world conditions that occur where rivers meet the sea (pH and salt concentration) and ...
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Researchers gain key insight into solar material's soaring efficiency

29/05/2019

In collaboration with partners at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, researchers at CSU's National Science Foundation-supported Next Generation Photovoltaics Center have reported a key breakthrough in how the performance of cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells is improved even further by the addition of ...
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MOONRISE: Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

28/05/2019

The moon – Earth satellite, first waypost on the way to other planets, enormously important for space research: With the ambitious MOONRISE project, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Institute of Space Systems (IRAS) of the Technical University of Braunschweig are aiming at melting moon dust with a laser in order to make it usable as building material.
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