News tagged with atoms

Nano plates as catalysts for solar fuels

Solar fuels, clean fuels from sunlight, water and CO2, form an attractive way for storing solar energy in hydrogen or hydrocarbons, for example. The efficiency of this technology still needs a 'boost'. Researcher Kasper Wenderich ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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Rogue rubidium leads to atomic anomaly

The behavior of a few rubidium atoms in a cloud of 40,000 hardly seems important. But a handful of the tiny particles with the wrong energy may cause a cascade of effects that could impact future quantum computers.

dateMar 17, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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Efficiency of water electrolysis doubled

Researchers have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms in a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily from the catalyst surface. ...

dateMar 10, 2016 in Materials Science
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Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials

All materials are made up of atoms, which vibrate. These vibrations, or 'phonons', are responsible, for example, for how electric charge and heat is transported in materials. Vibrations of metals, semiconductors, and insulators ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Nanophysics
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NIST's internet time service serves the world

The Internet Time Service operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serves much of the Earth, with customers from around the globe. In one month of study alone, just two of the 20 NIST servers ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in General Physics
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