Developing electrodeposition methods for directly synthesizing Ni-based catalysts on porous carbon transport layers (PTLs) for application in zero gap AEM electrolysers

We are working on developing electrodeposition methods for directly synthesizing Ni-based catalysts on porous carbon transport layers (PTLs) for application in zero gap AEM electrolysers. Electrodeposition is a useful technique because: (i) Conformal coatings can be deposited onto geometrically complex substrates; (ii) Cheap substrates, such as carbon, can be used as theyā€¦

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Photoelectrochemical Devices for Space Applications

Human deep space exploration will rely on efficient and sustainable life support systems for the production of oxygen and other chemicals as well as the recycling of carbon dioxide. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) devices are investigated for the light-assisted production of hydrogen and carbon-based fuels from CO2 within the green energy transition onā€¦

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Methanol diffusion dynamics in microporous materials as a function of acid site density by quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS)

Microporous materials SAPO-34 and ZSM-5 play a crucial role in various petrochemical and environmental processes such as methanol to hydrocarbons (MTH) which enables replacement of fossil fuels with carbon neutral renewable methanol feedstock to produce gasoline, olefins and aromatics [1-3]. Thus, the fundamental studies to unravel the underlying MTH reactionā€¦

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Flame Synthesis of Catalysts and Applications

Flame aerosol synthesis (FAS) is an established method of synthesizing nanoparticles. It remains to account for the production of the majority of commercial nanoparticulate products including but not limited to carbon black, fumed silica, and the benchmark photocatalyst, P25 TiO2.  FAS is a continuous flow process where precursor vapors or micro-dropletsā€¦

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Sonochemical CO2Ā reduction over copper-based catalysts

There exists a critical need to develop sustainable and green technologies to convert the atmospheric CO2 into high-value chemicals and feedstocks, in turn helping to expedite the progress toward a Net Zero society.1 To this end, CO2 reduction (CO2R) technologies has been highlighted as one of the research forefronts,2 with various methodologies implemented aimingā€¦

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