A 'silver bullet' for the chemical conversion of carbon dioxide

phys.org | 4/5/2019 | Staff
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Fossil fuels are the lifeblood of modern societies, but their increased use releases carbon dioxide, a climate-warming greenhouse gas, faster than plants can recycle it via photosynthesis.

Now, a powerful combination of experiment and theory has revealed atomic-level details about how silver helps transform carbon dioxide gas into a reusable form. The results, reported in the journal Nature Communications, will help in the design of more efficient metal catalysts.

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"Before, people always thought that the process was the same on all metals," said Berkeley Lab researcher Yifan Ye,...
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