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New Twist on Old Chemical Process Could Boost Energy Efficiency

June 7, 2012

 a coated titanium dioxide nanocrystal An unappreciated aspect of chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides could be key in developing more efficient energy systems, including more productive solar cells or hydrogen fuel cells efficient enough for automobiles. Full Story

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