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Tweaking Electrolyte Makes Better Lithium-Metal Batteries


New research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery’s electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between charges.
1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

There and Back Again: Catalyst Mediates Energy-Efficient Proton Transport for Reversibility


Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that a complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure.
17-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Two PNNL Researchers Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Engineering

Two scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will become members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.
13-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microbiomes More in Flux in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to see dramatic shifts in the make-up of the community of microbes in their gut than healthy people, according to a study published in Nature Microbiology. The results help physicians...
10-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vitamin B12: Power Broker to the Microbes


In the microbial world, vitamin B12 is a hot commodity. It turns out that vitamin B12, a substance produced by only a few organisms but needed by nearly all of them, wields great power in microbial communities – ubiquitous structures that affect...
25-Jan-2017 7:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taking Materials Into the Third Dimension


To create more efficient catalysts, scientists would like to start with porous materials with controlled atomic-scale structures as random defects can hamper performance. A team created a one-pot method that produces the structures.
26-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Contradictory Catalyst

Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per second.
24-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Using Sunlight to Activate the Flow of Electrical Current in a New Material


Scientists discovered a new material that absorbs visible light to generate electricity; this material might be useful for splitting water to produce a combustible fuel, hydrogen.
23-Jan-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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