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2011-11-07 11:51:19

New method removes discovery bottleneck by identifying materials with promise Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different structures possible, where does one focus? A Northwestern University research team has developed a computational method that can save scientists and engineers valuable time in the discovery process. The new algorithm...

2010-06-30 13:21:13

Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process "“ employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes "“ for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells. The discovery is reported in the journal Nature Chemistry. Today's heavy silicon panels are effective, but they can also be expensive and unwieldy. Searching for alternatives, William Dichtel, assistant professor of chemistry...


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