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June 25, 2016
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Catalyst could make production of key chemical more eco-friendly

A new catalyst combining copper nanoparticles with a special type of graphene could lead to a greener way of producing ethylene, a key commodity chemical. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The world has more carbon dioxide than it needs, and … Continue reading

June 18, 2016
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Scientists Part the Clouds on How Droplets Form

Berkeley Lab researchers find new mechanism to explain the birth of cloud droplets, could influence climate models There is enough known about cloud formation that replicating its mechanism has become a staple of the school science project scene. But a … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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Edgy Look at 2D Molybdenum Disulfide

Berkeley Lab Researchers Observe 1D Edge States Critical to Nanoelectronic and Photonic Applications The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers … Continue reading

February 10, 2014
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Renewable energy resources

UD researchers report on new catalyst to convert greenhouse gases into chemicals A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — to carbon … Continue reading

December 5, 2013
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For metals of the smartphone age, no Plan B

Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according to a new Yale study. In a comprehensive … Continue reading

June 22, 2013
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A cheaper drive to ‘cool’ fuels

UD scientists pioneer inexpensive catalyst to drive synthetic fuel production University of Delaware chemist Joel Rosenthal is driven to succeed in the renewable energy arena.  Working in his lab in UD’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rosenthal and doctoral student … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
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The Best of Both Catalytic Worlds

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop New Technique for Heterogenizing Homogenous Nano Catalysts Catalysts are substances that speed up the rates of chemical reactions without themselves being chemically changed. Industrial catalysts come in two main types – heterogeneous, in which the catalyst … Continue reading

April 26, 2012
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Which Ads Are Winners? Your Brain Knows Better Than You Do

Study on smokers’ brains may mark dawn of a new age in advertising Advertisers and public health officials may be able to access hidden wisdom in the brain to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, UCLA … Continue reading