Crystal that entraps carbon dioxide is invented

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, announced that they developed a nano-sized crystal / ZIF crystal that confines carbon dioxide. It seems that it is able to trap carbon dioxide about 80 times the size of the crystal and give a candy to supporters of carbon capture technology.

The image of the crystal is from the following.Gallery CO2 - Absorbing Crystals Just the Tip of Iceberg for UCLA Lab

ZIF (zeolitic imidazolate framework) crystal photographed by robot microscope.

In the laboratory of Omar Yaghi, researcher's leader, we have adopted automation technology and it is possible to do crystal test quickly. It seems that this technology led to a new discovery that appears one after another.

Analytical machine used in Yaghi laboratory.

Original solution with ZIF crystal. After the experiment process, it seems that only crystals will remain in the bottle.

A machine to experiment how much gas can be absorbed.

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