NRL issued patent for solar microbial fuel cell

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectrochemical solar cell driven ...

Hot electrons do the impossible in catalytic chemistry

(Phys.org)—From petroleum refining to food processing, the vast majority of commercial chemical applications involve catalysts to control the rate of chemical reactions. Anything that can increase the efficiency of catalysts ...

Researchers find that molecules sense curvature at the nanoscale

(Phys.org)—UCLA researchers, working in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Washington and Pennsylvania State University have used surface photochemical reactions to probe the critical role of substrate morphology ...

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