Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Resolving water's electrical properties

An old confusion about the electrical properties of water's surface has ended, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. The conflict arose because two types of measurements gave ...

dateMay 18, 2011 in Materials Science
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New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hydrogen out ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Materials Science
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Silicon-carbon electrodes snap, swell, don't pop

A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material performs better ...

dateMar 14, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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