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If we could make plant food from nitrogen the way nature does, we'd have a much greener method for manufacturing fertilizer – a process that requires such high temperatures and pressures that it consumes about 1.5 percent of the world's energy.
For the first time, chemists have succeeded in plugging a metal atom into a methane gas molecule, thereby creating a new compound that could be a key in opening up new production processes for the chemical industry, especially for the synthesis of organic compounds, which in turn might have implications for drug development.
In the electronics industry, thin metal films are deposited on silicon wafers with a sputter gun, which uses energetic ions â€“ atoms with a positive charge â€“ to knock the metal atoms off a target.
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