Stories with the tag: Materials
New research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery's electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between charges.
Release Date: 3/1/2017
Using a natural catalyst from bacteria for inspiration, researchers have now reported the fastest synthetic catalysts to date for hydrogen production-- producing 45 million hydrogen molecules per second.
Release Date: 1/24/2017
Oil spills could be cleaned up in the icy, rough waters of the Arctic with a chemically modified sawdust material that absorbs up to five times its weight in oil and stays afloat for at least four months.
Release Date: 12/12/2016
This mineral helps the oil industry process petroleum. Understanding how it gets clogged up will improve its lifespan.
Release Date: 11/23/2016
A memorandum of understanding will increase research collaborations and provide additional research and training opportunities for university students.
Release Date: 11/1/2016
A material called mayenite can be turned from an insulator to a transparent conductor and back with a tiny change in its chemical composition. It turns out components called electron anions help to transform crystalline mayenite into semiconducting glass.
Release Date: 8/29/2016
Synthetic membranes that mimic a cell membrane's most useful qualities might soon be made with new lipid-like peptoids.
Release Date: 7/19/2016
PNNL’s "Dream Team" has been selected to lead one of four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy’s cleanup mission.
Release Date: 7/18/2016
A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at PNNL, thanks to $4.4 million from DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
Release Date: 6/21/2016
Nanorods created by PNNL researchers have an unusual property – spontaneously emitting water. After further development, the nanorods could be used for water harvesting and purification, or sweat-gathering fabric.
Release Date: 6/13/2016