Monthly Archives: February 2012

Supported Iron Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Sustainable Production of Lower Olefins

Supported Iron Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Sustainable Production of Lower Olefins. Fischer Tropsch catalysis is an important enabling technology that is likely to increase in importance as fossil fuels become less economically attractive. de Jong and colleagues from Delft, DOW … Continue reading

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Bricks and Mortar construction of Sea Urchin spines

We are interested in the nanostructure of calcite (NERC NEI019514-1) and related materials and at the moment are trying to grow carbonate nanoshells around gold nanoparticles. SERS results suggest that we are beginning to get there! A recently published study … Continue reading

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Silver soils

Silver soils. Article in Chemistry World. What’s interesting is the part about nanoparticles being generated from silver and copper surfaces simply from exposure to moisture (by implication in the presence of oxygen) This is from work by Hutchinson et al. … Continue reading

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