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Nanoparticle Opens the Door to Clean Energy Alternatives
June 13, 2013
Cheaper clean energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. An important chemical reaction that generates hydrogen from water is effectively triggered--or catalyzed--by a nanoparticle composed of nickel and phosphorus, two inexpensive elements that are abundant on Earth. The research team is led by Raymond Schaak, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University.
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