carbon capture

Locked in rock: Carbon capture strategy looks to olivine to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

By April Gocha / December 22, 2020

As we face dangerously rising carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere, new strategies for carbon capture and storage that are not only effective but also scalable, affordable, and easy to implement are drastically needed. Could a simple green silicate mineral called olivine provide the solution?

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‘Tis the season: ACerS and Wiley offer new books for your favorite ceramic, glass, or materials scientist (or maybe a gift for yourself!)

By Faye Oney / November 20, 2018

Just in time for Black Friday, ACerS and Wiley have new books for your favorite materials scientists and ceramic and glass engineers. Visit the online bookstore, and ACerS members can take 35% off of all ACerS-Wiley titles.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 11, 2017

Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density, a new way to improve solar cells can also benefit self-driving cars, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 11, 2017.

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Microcapsule carbon capture technique may help microbreweries go ‘green’

By April Gocha / June 30, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists have developed a carbon capture system that uses simple, nontoxic carbon dioxide-grabbing polymer microcapsules to absorb and store the greenhouse gas generated during beer brewing.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 9, 2016

Graphene cracks glass corrosion, spacecraft nuclear batteries get a boost from new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 9, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 31, 2016

Reducing expensive metals for fuel cell reactions, new tandem cell is innovating solar, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 31, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 18, 2016

Functionalized nanomaterials for carbon capture, floor tiles that generate power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 18, 2016.

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Video: From waste to resource—3-D printing carbon emissions into alternative concrete

By April Gocha / March 30, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

Unprecedented nanoscale analysis, when glass becomes liquid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 23, 2016.

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Like a MOF to the glass: New technique forms hybrid glasses from metal-organic frameworks

By April Gocha / September 24, 2015

A worldwide research team has figured out how to form MOFs into glasses through careful techniques to prevent the materials’ degradation during processing.

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