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New material design tops carbon-capture from wet flue gases

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In new research reported in Nature(link is external), an international team of chemical engineers have designed a material that…
Scrubbing carbon dioxide from smokestacks for cleaner industrial emissions

3 days ago

An international team co-led by an Oregon State University chemistry researcher has uncovered a better way to scrub…
UO, MIT collaborate on material with surprise electrical properties

December 5, 2019

University of Oregon chemists analyzing a new porous material synthesized by a research group at the Massachusetts Institute…
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert

August 28, 2019

With water scarcity a growing problem worldwide, University of California, Berkeley, researchers are close to producing a microwave-sized…
Nanoporous Material Nets Contaminant from Water

July 8, 2019

Toxic chemical contaminates water in 43 states. Barely visible material that looks like tiny grains of sand may hold…
Machine learning predicts mechanical properties of porous materials

May 15, 2019

Machine learning can be used to predict the properties of a group of materials which, according to some,…
Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

April 17, 2019

A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents…
Plastic Manufacturing Could Be More Energy-Efficient With Novel Material

October 26, 2018

An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including…
Metal-organic frameworks: ready for electronics

October 16, 2018

Scientists have observed unequivocally for the first time band-like electron transport in an organic based material, a metal…
‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space

October 4, 2018

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive…
New Competition for MOFs: Scientists Make Stronger COFs

August 1, 2018

Berkeley Lab researchers find a way to better ‘weld’ covalent organic frameworks (COFs) together. Hollow molecular structures known…
Uncovering a missing link from methane to methanol

June 24, 2018

Microscopic crystalline structures called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) may provide a way to solve one of the biggest problems…
Robust MOF material exhibits selective, fully reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas

June 12, 2018

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF)…
In field tests, device harvests water from desert air

March 23, 2018

It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the…
Removing heavy metals from water with MOFs

March 16, 2018

An estimated 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, a problem expected to worsen…
Metal-organic compounds produces new class of glass

March 13, 2018

Lightning and volcanos both produce glass, and humans have been making glass from silicon dioxide since prehistory. Industrialization…
More electronic materials opened up with new metal-organic framework

December 15, 2017

More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF)…
Cool MOFs

July 29, 2017

About 15 percent of all energy usage in the U.S. goes toward cooling. New research from the Department…
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper

June 7, 2017

UNSW chemists have invented a new, cheap catalyst for splitting water with an electrical current to efficiently produce…
Designer crystals for drug advancements

December 7, 2016

A breakthrough in chemistry led by Australian scientists could revolutionise healthcare by fast-tracking the development of vaccines and…
Designer crystals for next-gen electronics

December 15, 2015

Liquid is often seen as the kryptonite of electronics, known for damaging and corroding components. That’s why a…
A New Way to Look at MOFs

November 11, 2015

An international collaboration of scientists led by Omar Yaghi, a renowned chemist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…
Tiny, light-activated crystal sponges fail over time. Why?

August 8, 2015

Hole-filled crystals called MOFs could one day serve as high-tech sponges, sopping up spilled oil, greenhouse gases and…
Investigating Metal-Organic Frameworks as Clean-Up Agents for Nuclear Waste

August 5, 2015

One of the most versatile and widely applicable classes of materials being studied today are the metal-organic frameworks.…
Speedy crystal sponges to clean up waste

July 29, 2015

New sponge-like crystals that clean up contaminants in industrial waste and soil can now be made rapidly and…
Researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ materials

May 23, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF),…
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