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Title: Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed

A high-throughput metal-organic framework synthesis instrument in action. Berkeley Lab chemist Jeffrey Long's lab will soon host a round-the-clock, robotically choreographed hunt for carbon-hungrmore »y materials. The Berkeley Lab chemist leads a diverse team of scientists whose goal is to quickly discover materials that can efficiently strip carbon dioxide from a power plant's exhaust, before it leaves the smokestack and contributes to climate change. They're betting on a recently discovered class of materials called metal-organic frameworks, which boast a record-shattering internal surface area. A sugar cube-sized piece, if unfolded and flattened, would more than blanket a football field. The crystalline material can also be tweaked to absorb specific molecules. More:« less
Title: Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047048
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ; carbon capture ; metal ; organic ; framework ; synthese ; Berkeley Lab ; LBNL ; Jeffrey Long ; robotically ; choreographed ; materials ; carbon ; dioxide ; crystalline
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:25
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27