News tagged with noble metals

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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A protecting umbrella against oxygen

In the development of fuel cells the effort of generations of scientist and engineers have led to efficient and stable catalysts based on noble metals. These catalysts have reached the required threshold in terms of performance ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Materials Science
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Scientists discover gold's hidden value

( —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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Novel LEDs pave the way to cheaper displays

Researchers from the universities of Bonn and Regensburg have developed a novel type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED). These lights are suitable for the design of particularly energy-efficient cheap displays, which ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Materials Science
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New materials for bio-based hydrogen synthesis

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen biocatalysis. They developed semi-synthetic hydrogenases, hydrogen-generating enzymes, by adding the protein's biological ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Biochemistry
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