How Tungsten Oxide is Used as a Catalyst

Engineers Propose How Tungsten Oxide is Used as a Catalyst in Sustainable Chemical Conversions.

Engineers use catalysts in a wide range of applications, from food processing to chemical manufacture. Hence, developing effective, environmentally friendly catalysts is a priority. A graphical representation of new chemical catalysts appeared on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Association. Image Credit: Evan Miu. A new study headed by the University of … Read more

What are the Effects of Thermally Curing 3D-Printed Ionogels?

What are the Effects of Thermally Curing 3D-Printed Ionogels?

By Surbhi JainMay 19, 2022Reviewed by Susha Cheriyedath, M.Sc. In an article recently published in the journal Additive Manufacturingresearchers discussed the impact of dual curing and ionic liquids on the properties of 3D-printed ionogels as well as on the vat photopolymerization process. Study: Effects of Ionic Liquids and Dual Curing on Vat Photopolymerization Process and … Read more

Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications

Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications

By Surbhi JainMay 19, 2022Reviewed by Susha Cheriyedath, M.Sc. In an article recently published in the journal Additive Manufacturingresearchers discussed the utility of a versatile thermally induced crosslinking binder for the additive manufacturing (AM) of robust structures. Study: A versatile thermally initiated crosslinking binder for additive manufacturing of strong structures. Image Credit: Alex_Traksel/Shutterstock.com Background Many … Read more

2D Rare-Earth Material Can Be Used as a Photocatalyst

2D Rare-Earth Material Can Be Used as a Photocatalyst

By Surbhi JainMay 19, 2022Reviewed by Susha Cheriyedath, M.Sc. In an article recently published in the journal ACS Energy Lettersresearchers discussed the computation-assisted discovery and synthesis of 2D PrOBr photocatalyst. Study: Computation-Aided Discovery and Synthesis of 2D PrOBr Photocatalyst. Image Credit: nevodka/Shutterstock.com Background Photocatalysis provides a long-term solution for converting solar energy into high-value chemical … Read more

What are the Properties of Additively Manufactured Polycarbonate?

What are the Properties of Additively Manufactured Polycarbonate?

Writing in the journal energies, a team of scientists from France has investigated the properties of 3D-printed polycarbonate. The research has implications for the future design of insulating materials in the construction industry using additive manufacturing methods. Study: Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D Printed Polycarbonate. Image Credit: guteksk7/Shutterstock.com Background to the Research Poorly insulated … Read more

How Do Window Frames Impact Energy Consumption?

How Do Window Frames Impact Energy Consumption?

In a new paper published this week, a team of researchers investigated the impact of window frames on energy consumption and city-scale replacement strategies to reduce this impact in Japan. The paper has appeared in the journal energiesand scientists from Japan and Korea have contributed to the research. Study: Impact of Window Frames on Annual … Read more

Room Temperature Coating that Resists Fingerprinting

Room Temperature Coating that Resists Fingerprinting

A new study published in the journal Applied Surface Science has demonstrated the effective fabrication of anti-fingerprint room temperature coatings on polycarbonate substrates. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have contributed to the research. Study: Mechanically Robust Anti-Fingerprint Coating on Polycarbonate Substrate. Image Credit: Stockbusters/Shutterstock.com Background to the Research Optical materials such as screens, … Read more

New Component Helps Create Electronic Circuits that Emulate the Human Brain

New Component Helps Create Electronic Circuits that Emulate the Human Brain

Compared with computers, the human brain is incredibly energy-efficient. Scientists are therefore drawing on how the brain and its interconnected neurons function for inspiration in designing innovative computing technologies. They foresee that these brain-inspired computing systems, will be more energy-efficient than conventional ones, as well as better at performing machine-learning tasks. Much like neurons, which … Read more

Ultrahigh-Performing Piezoelectric Ceramics Could Lead to Improved Electronics

Ultrahigh-Performing Piezoelectric Ceramics Could Lead to Improved Electronics

CA new design strategy for creating ultrahigh-performing piezoelectric ceramics opens the door to even more beneficial uses for these materials, according to a team of researchers from Penn State and Michigan Technological University. “For a long time, piezoelectric polycrystalline ceramics have shown limited piezoelectric response in comparison to single crystals,” said Shashank Priya, associate vice … Read more

How can Desalination Plants be Facilitated by Small Gas Turbines

How can Desalination Plants be Facilitated by Small Gas Turbines

By Surbhi JainMay 18, 2022Reviewed by Susha Cheriyedath, M.Sc. In an article recently published in the open-access journal energiesresearchers discussed the feasibility of hybrid desalination of plants with small gas turbine combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Study: Feasibility of Hybrid Desalination Plants Coupled with Small Gas Turbine CHP Systems. Image Credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock.com Background … Read more