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Porous salts for fuel cells

Scientists have developed a new class of crystalline porous organic salts with high proton conductivity for applications such as proton-exchange membranes for fuel cells. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, polar ...

dateApr 19, 2018 in Materials Science
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Carbon dioxide as a raw material

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found a way to turn climate-damaging CO2 into an alcohol that could serve as a raw material for the chemical industry without producing large amounts of salt waste. The reaction ...

dateApr 18, 2018 in Materials Science
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A powerful new source of high-energy protons

Nearly 20 years ago, researchers conducting experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Nova Petawatt laser system—the world's first quadrillion-watt laser—discovered that when the system's intense ...

dateApr 13, 2018 in General Physics
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Beams are back in the LHC

The Large Hadron Collider is back in business! On Friday 30 March, at 12:17 pm, protons circulated in the 27-km ring for the first time in 2018. The world's most powerful particle accelerator thus entered its seventh year ...

dateMar 30, 2018 in General Physics
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Unresolved puzzles in exotic nuclei

Research into the origin of elements is still of great interest. Many unstable atomic nuclei live long enough to be able to serve as targets for further nuclear reactions—especially in hot environments like the interior ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in General Physics
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Hauling antiprotons around in a van

A team of researchers working on the antiProton Unstable Matter Annihilation (PUMA) project near CERN's particle laboratory, according to a report in Nature, plans to capture a billion antiprotons, put them in a shipping ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in General Physics report
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