They describe development of a highly-porous nanomaterial with an unprecedented ability to absorb gases that may help meet DOE's target. Called University of Michigan Crystalline Material-2 (UMCM-2), it consists of zinc oxide nanoclusters each about 1/50,000 the width of a human hair linked together by organic materials to generate a robust porous framework. The scientists showed that UMCM-2 has a surface area exceeding 5,000 square meters per gram which is, they say, the highest value ever achieved. - MTS
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"A Porous Coordination Copolymer with over 5000 m2/g BET Surface Area"
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Adam J. Matzger, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1055
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Boosting energy production from "ice that burns"
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
In a step toward using gas hydrates as a future energy source, researchers in New York are reporting the first identification of an optimal temperature and pressure range for maximizing production of natural gas from the icy hydrate material. Their study appears in the March 18 issue of ACS' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, a bi-weekly journal.
Marco Castaldi, Yue Zhou, and Tuncel Yegualp note that gas hydrates, also known as "ice that burns," are a frozen form of natural gas (methane). This material exists in vast deposits beneath the ocean floor and Arctic permafrost in the United States and other areas. Scientists believe that fuel from these frozen
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