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The gold standard

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Materials Science
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Atomic 'mismatch' creates nano 'dumbbells'

Like snowflakes, nanoparticles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The geometry of a nanoparticle is often as influential as its chemical makeup in determining how it behaves, from its catalytic properties to its ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Amino acids key to new gold leaching process

Curtin University scientists have developed a gold and copper extraction process using an amino acid–hydrogen peroxide system, which could provide an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to conventional methods.

dateOct 24, 2014 in Materials Science
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