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Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale

There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels.

dateAug 07, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Coating noble metal nanoparticles with silica

A straightforward and effective process for coating silver, gold and platinum nanoparticles with functionalized silica shells at room temperature has been developed by A*STAR . Crucially, unlike conventional methods for producing ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Eco-friendly versatile nanocapsules developed

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has announced that the Centre for Self-assembly and Complexity have succeeded in developing a new technology that introduces metal nanoparticles on the surface of polymer nanocapsules ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Scientists discover gold's hidden value

(Phys.org) —Scientists from Cardiff are discovering new and unexpected uses for gold – a noble metal traditionally regarded as being chemically uninteresting due to its poor ability to react with other substances.

dateJun 20, 2014 in Materials Science
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