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exotic carbon microcrystals

Discovering exotic carbon microcrystals in meteorite dust

Scientists have analysed the exotic carbon microcrystals revealed in the Chelyabinsk meteor to help discover processes to identify previous meteorites. An international team of researchers...
dendrite formation, lithium-metal batteries

Investigating dendrite formation to develop lithium-metal batteries

A research team from Stanford University has investigated dendrite formation to further improve lithium-metal batteries. A novel mathematical model combining physics and chemistry to develop...
Solar panels

Could chemistry improve the efficiency of perovskite solar panels?

A research team from the University of Surrey is utilising chemistry to make perovskite solar panels more efficient. How does ferrocene help in improving the...
silica-based technologies

Exploiting silicon and silica-based technologies in North America

The Innovation Platform spoke to Bernard Tourillon, Chairman, President and CEO of HPQ Silicon, to find out more about the company’s plans to manufacture...
metal-anode batteries

Developing higher energy-density metal-anode batteries

Scientists from Tohoku University utilise multivalent cation additives to stabilise lithium or sodium deposits in batteries to produce higher energy-density metal-anode batteries. Researchers at Tohoku...
catalyst concept

Novel exhaust catalyst concept to eradicate smog

Scientists from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) expect to eliminate smog with a novel exhaust catalyst concept. The best combination of metals...
Fibre Optics

Perovskite nanocrystals revolutionise photodetector technology

A research team from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has developed optical fibres with perovskite nanocrystals, which has revealed groundbreaking...

Innovation is key to maintain rare earth supply chains

Rare earth supply chain processes highlight an example of a critical material where innovation is key to creating new supply. Rare earth supply chains are...

The future of application development in the field of mass spectrometry

Quadrupole mass spectrometry specialists, Hiden Analytical discuss how they have expanded and developed their innovative product range. 2022 marks Hiden Analytical’s 40th year of continuous...
Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Researchers from Flinders University are investigating organic nitrogen fertiliser to return nitrogen to soil without the need for chemicals.
thermoplastic materials

Using cutting edge thermoplastic materials in the aerospace sector

The HITCOMP project has analysed the advantages of utilising thermoplastics in the aerospace sector to determine they are more efficient than conventional thermosetting composites. The...
frost-resistant coatings

Scientists develop environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings

Scientists produce environmentally friendly frost-resistant coatings as an alternative to conventional de-icers. Airports throughout winter require huge amounts of de-icing fluids to allow the planes...
Catalyst

Novel eco-friendly catalyst creates new opportunities for organic molecules

A research team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has developed an eco-friendly catalyst that improves the process of...

Utilising graphene to produce a minute electromagnetic field

Rice University scientists suggest that producing graphene on a gently textured undulating surface can lead to the creation of a minute electromagnetic field. Rice University...
Archaea

Analysing the archaea organism in attempts to reduce methane emissions

Researchers use biophysical and biochemical techniques to analyse the archaea microorganism, that produces methane emissions during anaerobic environments, to attempt to reduce future natural...
waste heat recovery

Novel waste heat recovery systems to revolutionise the sector

Heat pipe heat exchangers (HPHE) designed by partners at ETEKINA are shaping the waste heat recovery systems of the future. In early February 2022, the...
Transgenic Lettuce

Loss of bone mass to be avoided with space grown lettuce

A research team from the American Chemical Society (ACS) has developed a transgenic lettuce to mitigate the loss of bone mass, that can be...

Biotechnology scientists create new method of stabilising enzymes

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) create stabilising enzymes that can be used in both aqueous and organic solvents. When used as biocatalysts,...
women in science

New conference spotlights women in science

SciDev.Net hosts a reader’s conference to spotlight extraordinary women in science for International Women’s Day. Three extraordinary women in science from the Global South were...
CO2 hydrates

Hydrates: A novel method to achieve carbon neutrality

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have proposed achieving carbon neutrality by storing CO2 emissions in the form of hydrates...

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