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A splash of detergent makes catalytic compounds more powerful

Uniform catalytic compounds produced at Sandia don't just look nice, they outperform commercial varieties used as catalysts in solar cells and which could be used to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel. If developed for industry, the new technology could improve performance while reducing costs of catalysts used everywhere from environmental cleanup to cancer treatment.


The Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM, is an earth modeling system developed by eight DOE labs and several universities working under the aegis of DOE's Office of Science. It is expected to have one of the finest resolutions ever achieved by supercomputers simulating aspects of the planet’s climate.