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CO2-Capturing Crystals That Mimic DNA Developed by UCLA Scientists
Written on: 13 November 2010 [08:34]
registered since: 13.11.2010
Here's an [url=
]interesting concept in the context of CO2 capture[/url]. Scientists at UCLA have developed unique crystals that capture CO2 by mimicking DNA..."The new synthetic crystals can code information just as DNA does, in a more simple form based on the sequence of pores in the material. The result is a sponge-like ability to trap gasses, along with a high degree of selectivity that in turn leads to highly efficient carbon capture. According to a UCLA press release, Deng was able to achieve a 400% improvement in carbon dioxide capture by manipulating the sequence."
Well, of late I have been reading a number of CCS innovations and techniques that are using biomimetics - mimicking natural systems and processes. Even though many of these biomimetic processes are in their initial stages of research, I do get a nice, and positive feeling about them. Call it the gut feel!
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