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Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.

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A first for direct-drive fusion

A first for direct-drive fusion

September 6, 2016

Experiments have created the conditions capable of producing a fusion yield that’s five times higher than the current record laser-fusion energy yield. The new work represents an important advance in a long-standing national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.

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Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

Fusion for energy: significant progress, major challenges

July 7, 2016

In a review of the state of the research in this field, Rochester physicist Riccardo Betti concludes the goal of realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion remains elusive, despite recent significant progress.

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Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

December 21, 2015

“What we’ve been able to do is demonstrate that in a laboratory we can take ethanol and combine it to make butanol,” Dr. William Jones, a professor at the University of Rochester and study co-author, said. “It’s a step toward a more valuable fuel.”

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New ethanol provides more energy, less harm to engines as gasoline alternative

New ethanol provides more energy, less harm to engines as gasoline alternative

December 4, 2015

According to a new research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the new method has produced butanol, a product from ethanol that has no detrimental effects to engines.

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More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 3, 2015

A research team led by chemistry professor William Jones has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts.

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Funding aimed at fusion energy awarded to Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Sandia National Laboratories collaboration

Funding aimed at fusion energy awarded to Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Sandia National Laboratories collaboration

June 30, 2015

The award seeks to build upon recent successes of Sandia’s Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) concept. The concept uses a laser to heat fusion fuel contained in a small cylinder as it is compressed by the huge magnetic field of Sandia’s massive Z accelerator.

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EVENT: University Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies

March 22, 2013

The half-day event is filled with poster presentations by university researchers showcasing their research, and industry and government representatives outlining their needs and resources.

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EVENT: Symposium to Address 21st Century Energy Issues

March 12, 2013

The symposium is sponsored by the Energy Research Initiative (ERI), founded in 2008 to coordinate energy-related research and educational activities at the University.

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‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Fuel

November 8, 2012

Work by a group of graduate students and chemistry professors is advancing what is sometimes considered the “holy grail” of energy science: lowering the cost while increasing the output of sunlight-powered hydrogen-production systems. The solution: nanocrystals and nickel catalysts.

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