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.


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)