PNNL's Dr. Wendy Shaw Following in nature’s footsteps

At DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Dr. Wendy Shaw is learning the tricks behind the world’s best fuel-producing catalysts: enzymes found in plants and microbes. These enzymes produce hydrogen, which could be used to run cars, heat homes, or power remote outposts.

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Researchers use light to create rare uranium molecule

For the first time ever, scientists have used light energy to create a rare molecular uranium nitride (U-N) complex containing a discrete terminal U-N unit, where the nitrogen atom is bonded only to the one uranium atom, versus prior work where the nitrogen atom has always been bonded to two or more uranium atoms.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 316  |
  • July 19, 2010