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Tomsk nanomaterials for new energy sources

8 Nov '16
Researchers at the Tomsk State University (TSU) are using new materials to develop technology that would enable inexpensive hydrogen production for renewable batteries (fuel cells) which appear to be eco-friendlier than the existing competition and could be used in any hard to reach areas in need of energy, for example, in Africa or the Arctic.

Such batteries use pure hydrogen and oxygen. While the latter can be obtained from the air, getting the former poses a problem. Its difficult and costly to transport. However, using nanomaterials that react with water, an innovative product by TSU and its local partners at Advanced Powder Technology, can enable hydrogen production right where its needed, said Edward Dreizin, a professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a visiting professor at TSU.

The Siberian scientists have developed nanodispersed powders that can be produced by applying electric explosion technology. The TSU-created nanoparticles give materials certain properties required, and have wide applications, from energy to aerospace, to medicine.

According to Prof. Dreizin, the TSU team is shooting for a complete cycle from the development and fine-tuning of the materials to commercialization.
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