Stories with the tag: Chemistry
PNNL has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today’s technology, which could also save soldiers’ lives by reducing attacks on troops who transport fuel in the battlefield.
Release Date: 1/24/2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is inducting four PNNL researchers as fellows. Over the years, 56 PNNL researchers have earned this distinction.
Release Date: 11/29/2012
The polaron model of semiconduction explains why electrons move so much slower in iron oxide than in a wire.
Release Date: 9/13/2012
PNNL has developed a nanoporous-based air-cleansing system for the Navy that can rapidly remove high levels of carbon dioxide from a submarine’s air environment. The technology recently won the Federal Laboratory Consortium Interagency Partnership Award for 2012.
Release Date: 5/3/2012
A PNNL biosensor made of fluorescent proteins embedded in the shell of microscopic marine algae called diatoms could help detect chemicals in water samples. The same research could also lead to new, diatom-inspired nanomaterials.
Release Date: 3/22/2012
A study in Nano Letters that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material performs better than silicon alon
Release Date: 3/14/2012
Researchers solved a long-standing puzzle known as Fermi resonance.
Release Date: 2/28/2012
PNNL researchers are proposing an alternative explanation on why the interface of polar and nonpolar oxides conduct electricity: atoms at the interface mix and rearrange when the junction is formed.
Release Date: 11/14/2011
Chemists have developed a catalyst that stores energy in hydrogen gas molecules at record-breaking speeds, creating 100,000 molecules of hydrogen gas every second.
Release Date: 8/11/2011
PNNL’s renamed Institute for Integrated Catalysis will be aimed at developing catalysts that can efficiently make fuels from alternate feedstocks such as biomass and carbon dioxide, can store electrical energy in chemical bonds, and can increase fuel efficiency and cut emissions at the same time.
Release Date: 5/4/2011