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Metal Oxide Simulations Could Help Green Technology
January 9, 2012
University of California, Davis, researchers have proposed a radical new way of thinking about the chemical reactions between water and metal oxides, the most common minerals on Earth. The new paradigm could lead to a better understanding of corrosion and how toxic minerals leach from rocks and soil. It could also help in the development of "green" technology: New types of batteries, or catalysts for splitting water to produce hydrogen fuel.
University of California, Davis
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