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Lots of lead in the water? Maybe manganese is to blame

July 23, 2019

Researchers have found the naturally occurring mineral can speed up the production of lead dioxide under certain circumstances.…
New material could unlock potential for hydrogen powered vehicle revolution

May 16, 2019

Scientists have discovered a new material that could hold the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen powered…
Researchers explore link between metal exposure and Parkinson’s symptoms

March 15, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University biomedical researchers illuminates the biological processes by which exposure to some…
Scientists Confirm Century-Old Speculation on the Chemistry of a High-Performance Battery

February 28, 2018

Scientists have discovered a novel chemical state of the element manganese. This chemical state, first proposed about 90…
Manganese in Underground Drinking Water is Cause for Concern

August 28, 2017

Underground drinking water sources in parts of the U.S. and three Asian countries may not be as safe…
Scientists identify chemical causes of battery “capacity fade”

April 28, 2017

Like you, me and everyone we know, batteries have a finite lifespan. When a battery enters “old age,”…
Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

January 25, 2017

In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black…
NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past

June 28, 2016

Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen…
New ORNL catalyst features unsurpassed selectivity

October 31, 2015

Catalysts that power chemical reactions to produce the nylon used in clothing, cookware, machinery and electronics could get…
Battery Mystery Solved: Atomic-Resolution Microscopy Answers Longstanding Questions About Lithium-Rich Cathode Material

October 30, 2015

Using complementary microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) say they have solved…
Plant debris decomposition tied to manganese

September 29, 2015

The decomposition of plant debris (litter) is a fundamental process that regulates the release of nutrients for plant…
Licensing agreement reached on brilliant new blue pigment discovered by happy accident

May 28, 2015

A brilliant new blue pigment – discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009 – is now…
Manganese speeds up honey bees

March 27, 2015

Asked to name one way people have changed the environment, many people would probably say “global warming.” But…
Extracting electrons from neutral water using mineral catalyst

July 17, 2014

The research group of Professor Kazuhito Hashimoto and their colleagues at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of…
Chemists mimic bombardier beetles to safeguard ATMs

March 27, 2014

Credit: J G Halter et al, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c3ta15326f A team of chemists in…
Study suggests second life for possible spintronic materials

June 7, 2013

Ohio University research merges manganese, gallium nitride in uniform layer ATHENS, Ohio (June 5, 2013) – Ten years…
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