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Title: SF Cleantech Pitchfest: Nano Sponges for Carbon Capture

Berkeley Lab materials scientist, Jeff Urban presents his research on using metal-organic frameworks to capture carbon at Berkeley Lab's Cleantech Pitchfest on June 1, 2016. Removing excess carbon from an overheating atmosphere is an urgent and complicated problem. The answer, according to Berkeley Lab’s Jeff Urban, could lie at the nanoscale, where specially designed cage-like structures called metal organic frameworks, or MOFs, can trap large amounts of carbon in microscopically tiny structures. A Harvard PhD with expertise in thermoelectrics, gas separation and hydrogen storage, Urban directs teams at the Molecular Foundry’s Inorganic Materials Facility.
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OSTI Identifier:
1311821
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Research Org:
LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CO2; AMINE; THERMAL ENERGY; METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS