A team of chemists at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has developed a new ultra-thin material using molybdenum disulphide, a material with properties similar to graphite. The team of researchers, led by James Tour, have found a method of turning molybdenum disulfide’s two-dimensional form into a nanoporous film that can catalyse the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage,which could lead to the production of cost effective components for future hydrogen fuel cells.

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Rice University’s press release can be found here.

The research first appeared in the journal Advanced Materials. The abstract can be read here.

 

Featured image: An example of molybdenum disulphide film (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University)