Ames Lab models molecular movement in narrow channels

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon conversion to biofuels. The research will help determine the optimal diameter of channels within the nanoparticles to maximize catalytic output.

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Contacts Jim Evans, Physics and Astronomy and Ames Laboratory, 515-294-1638 Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, Ames Laboratory Public Affairs, 515-294-9750