Capture and convert—this is the motto of carbon dioxide reduction, a process that stops the greenhouse gas before it escapes from chimneys and power plants into the atmosphere and instead turns it into a useful product.
Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers to how liquids spread across a surface.
Techniques show the location and chemical structure of catalysts during operation in the liquid phase
Scientists working to design more robust and efficient catalysts have achieved a world first with the help of powerful imaging techniques at Diamond Light Source, the UK's synchrotron science facility. The team, which brings ...