News tagged with chemical catalysts

Building a better catalyst

(PhysOrg.com) -- An engineering student illuminates the inner workings of vanadium oxide before an audience of biologists and chemists in Japan.

Nov 08, 2010
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One step closer to green catalysis

Mirror image catalysis with water in water is finally possible. Mirror image catalysis in water with water is effective and produces no waste. Researchers have now succeeded in imitating this marvelous trick of nature. NWO ...

Nov 02, 2010
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Smaller is better in the viscous zone

Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient ...

Oct 21, 2010
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Cobalt catalysts for simple water splitting

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from UC Davis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying how a simple cobalt catalyst can split water molecules. Such inexpensive catalysts could one day be used to convert sunlight ...

May 07, 2010
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