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Hybrid Copper-gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2
April 11, 2012
Researchers at MIT have come up with a solution that may further reduce the energy needed for copper to convert carbon dioxide (CO2), while also making the metal much more stable. A paper detailing the results will appear in the journal Chemical Communications. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation.
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