News tagged with noble metals

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 ...

Aug 04, 2014
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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 ...

Jun 20, 2014
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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 ...

Nov 08, 2013
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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 ...

Aug 12, 2013
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Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust-gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive, above all for diesel vehicles. Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic ...

Apr 25, 2013
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