Beauty in quantum imperfections6 Mar 2023
A new two-step process for fabricating quantum dots with tuneable properties offers exciting possibilities for medical imaging and beyond.
Catalyzing super energy storage16 Mar 2022
Novel polymers built with the aid of non-toxic halide salt catalysts could pave the way for high-power yet safe energy storage applications.
Cracking the code of better catalysis30 Aug 2019
Encapsulating iron nanoparticles in hollow, sponge-like zeolites make stable and selective chemical catalysts.
Boosting the hydrogen economy19 Dec 2018
A newly discovered catalyst promises cheaper hydrogen production
The power of three15 Nov 2016
Insight into the role of a three-ring ligand may improve palladium-catalyzed reactions used for synthesizing organic products
Finding ‘Goldilocks’ nanoparticles25 Aug 2015
Simulations show why platinum nanoparticles become less effective catalysts at small sizes
Breaking reactivity barriers28 Jul 2015
A phosphorus-based ligand facilitates palladium-catalyzed coupling of challenging building blocks
When less is more in predicting performance6 Nov 2012
A computational approach that makes processor-intensive first-principle calculations more manageable is now available to predict the structure of nano-alloy catalysts
Putting cyanide to work9 Oct 2012
Industrial-scale chemistry could benefit from a robust new catalyst that selectively generates amino acid precursors from cyanide at room temperature
Optimizing water splitting25 Sep 2012
Computer simulations of a metal–sulfide alloy unlock the secrets to designing solar-powered catalysts that generate hydrogen fuel from water
Smarter production of a promising water splitter25 Sep 2012
A method is now available to produce non-aggregating semiconducting particles in water
Ready for a close-up28 Aug 2012
The latest advance in imaging technology helps optimize catalysts for use in onboard fuel processing