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Processes at the Surface of Catalysts

Using Infrared Spectroscopy, Scientists Detect that Oxygen Defects Act as Active Centers


In chemical industry, heterogeneous catalysis is of crucial importance to the manufacture of basic or fine chemicals, in catalytic converters of exhaust gas, or for the chemical storage of solar energy. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have ...


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University of Virginia researchers uncover new catalysis site


Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution. But catalysts are used for a broad variety of purposes, including the conversion of petroleum and renewable resources into fuel, as well ...


Intelligent catalysis allows controlled synthesis of fluorinated compounds

Professor Tobias Ritter of Harvard University receives BASF Catalysis Award 2011


For his outstanding research contributions to catalytic processes in organic synthesis, Professor Dr. Tobias Ritter of Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) is receiving the BASF Catalysis Award 2011. The prize, worth €10,000, was presented by Dr. Friedrich Seitz, Head of BASF’s Technology ...


Surfaces and Interfaces: Innovative techniques allow researchers to study interfaces with great precision


Equipment built by German scientists can be used to study processes at interfaces with great accuracy. In an article published recently in ChemPhysChem, Hans Joachim Freund and co-workers of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin describe the advancement of four experimental techniques developed in ...


The effects of hydrogen on growing carbon nanotubes


Carbon nanotubes -- long, hollow cylinders of carbon billionths of a meter in diameter -- have many potential uses in nanotechnology, optics, electronics, and many other fields. The exact properties of nanotubes depend on their structure, and scientists as yet have little control over that ...


Stable Growth at Analytik Jena after Nine Months

Operating earnings below expectations


With sales of EUR 59.6 m, Analytik Jena AG has achieved an important milestone towards being able to close the current financial year with record sales once again. This was announced by the analytical measuring technology manufacturer at the presentation of its nine-month figures. Analytik Jena ...


How the first step affects the (watery) result

German Scientists from Jena and Erlangen-Nürnberg show the way to a more effective creation of hydrogen


Energy from hydrogen - scientists from all over the world work on this solution to overcome the energy crisis. Amongst other things they try to use the sunlight as driving force for the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen. In trying to copy the photosynthesis in the laboratory a team of ...


Imaging technique enables studies on the dynamics of nanocatalysts at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution


Tiny catalyst materials may take part in a rich variety of very fast physical and chemical processes which can now be revealed more precisely thanks to a new imaging mode for dynamic transmission electron microscopes (DTEMs) developed by US scientists. "Our group has developed a dark-field ...


Secrets of a chiral gold nanocluster unveiled


Researchers at the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience Center (NSC) of the University of Jyväskylä (Dr Olga Lopez-Acevedo and Professor Hannu Häkkinen) have resolved the structural, electronic and optical properties of a chiral gold nanocluster that remained a mystery for ten years. The ...


Chemist stitches up speedier chemical reactions

New details about the Piers catalyst will help chemical industry improve products


Some people have streets named after them. Warren Piers, a chemistry professor at the University of Calgary, has a catalyst penned after him. And in a paper published in the online edition of Nature Chemistry, Piers and former graduate student Edwin van der Eide reveal the inner workings of the ...


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