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Title: Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed

Abstract

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-hungry 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: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2010/05/26/carbon-capture-search/

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1047048
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; LBNL; METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS; CARBON CAPTURE; CRYSTALLINE MATERIAL; MOLECULE ABSORBTION

Citation Formats

None. Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
None. Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed. United States.
None. Fri . "Hunt for improved carbon capture picks up speed". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047048.
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abstractNote = {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-hungry 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: http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2010/05/26/carbon-capture-search/},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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