Stories with the tag: Chemistry
Researchers have determined how key chemicals reactions that turn bio-oil (shown) into gasoline or diesel can be sabotaged by water. The underlying principles can be applied to other processes in biofuels development.
Release Date: 8/20/2014
A new material can trap noble gases, as well as one mirror image of certain molecules but not the other, making it potentially useful for recycling nuclear fuel, cleaning up hazardous gases and producing pharmaceuticals.
Release Date: 7/21/2014
Renewed for another four years, the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis is poised to take on new scientific challenges exploring chemical reactions at the core of technologies such as solar energy and fuel cells.
Release Date: 6/19/2014
Researchers caught this iron-based catalyst in the act of splitting a hydrogen molecule in two. This will help them develop cheaper fuel cells by using catalysts based on common metals.
Release Date: 4/23/2014
Scientists have created a microbattery, just slightly larger than a long grain of rice, that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
Release Date: 2/17/2014
One type of electron transport -- part of how organisms breathe -- uses a novel evolutionary design principle to keep electrons moving smoothly along molecular wires in bacteria.
Release Date: 1/15/2014
Researchers can now view a battery at work in the high magnification world of transmission electron microscopy.
Release Date: 12/26/2013
PNNL scientists will present research on carbon sequestration at shale gas sites, water needs for energy production and climate-induced changes in microbes at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Dec. 9-13.
Release Date: 12/6/2013
Scientists have captured redox reactions inside living cells of Synechococcus, a tiny organism that’s big in the world of biofuels research.
Release Date: 11/25/2013
PNNL’s Carlos Fraga has been named a 2013 HENAAC Luminary by the Great Minds in STEM™ organization for his significant contributions to the Hispanic technical community and for demonstrating noteworthy milestones in carrying the torch for promoting career
Release Date: 9/25/2013