Russian scientists to test novel photocatalysis technology for solar photovoltaic cells

The Russians are working on a photocatalism that will let them make solar panels from photocatals they can buy.The National Center for Photonic Materials and Photovoltaics in Moscow is working on an approach that is being called the “super-cascade,” or super-photonic cascade, which is similar to what the Japanese have been developing for their solar cells.It involves stacking the photocatacals […]

Which chemicals make up the world’s most expensive materials?

Nitrile is a chemical used in many household products, including dishwashers, soap, detergents, and hair conditioners.The chemical, also known as neoprene, is highly flammable.A single pound of the compound can burn a house down to the ground.The U.S. Geological Survey reports that nitriles inks are responsible for over $100 billion in damages annually.As with most flammables, nitriels are not recyclable.It […]