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Short hydrogen bonds in proteins and their quantum mechanical nature

The assembly of linear polypeptide chains into functional three-dimensional protein architectures involves a unique force called hydrogen bonding. A typical hydrogen bond forms when the donor and acceptor groups approach each other with a nearly linear geometry

Capturing hydrogen transfer from modeling: a small step towards simulating chemical reactions by computers

AoS. Capturing Hydrogen Transfer from Modeling

All the matter of the world around us are made of atoms that are joined to form molecules. Chemists can create new molecules by changing connectivity of atoms in molecules through chemical reactions. Researchers can control reaction

Hydrogen storage in lithium-terminated boron chains

Hydrogen storage in lithium-terminated boron chains

Hydrogen can be used as alternative energy source because of many advantages. Despite the high energy content by mass, hydrogen has low density, and it is necessary to develop an efficient storage medium to use this technology

A stirring-free photoelectrochemical cell for solar hydrogen production

Direct conversion of solar energy to hydrogen via photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is a promising approach to a sustainable-energy society, because hydrogen is storable, transportable, and can be converted to electricity without producing carbon dioxide. PEC cells

Hydrogen bonded Frameworks for CO2 capture and more

Hydrogen bonded frameworks (HOFs) have been known for a long time. In recent times, there has been enormous interest in their rational design from a wide library of hydrogen bonding molecules with varying geometries. Among the porous

Lithium ion intercalation for boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting performance of TiO2 photoelectrode

Energy shortage and environmental pollution inspire the exploration of clean, renewable, and non-fossil energy carriers. Hydrogen, as “the world’s cleanest energy” because of its raw materials and products are water, and high energy content per unit mass

How hydrogen atoms bind to metal surfaces

Chemical reactions at surfaces are exceptionally complex as they require a multitude of elementary steps. The first step in every surface reaction is the adsorption of the participating atoms and molecules to the surface. Only if the

Biocatalysts for hydrogen fuel cell: Biology’s unique way to prevent breakdown by oxygen

Hydrogen could fuel the future! Together with oxygen, hydrogen can be converted to electricity with only water as an exhaust product. The conversion from hydrogen to electricity is done in fuel cells, which require a platinum catalyst.

Fuel from sunlight and the new energy economy

Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel that is gaining increasing attention as the renewable energy economy continues to evolve. Hydrogen fuel stations appearing in California and the release of a commercial fuel-cell vehicle in mid-2015 by Toyota are

Chemically exfoliated MoS2 on TiO2 mesocrystal with efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Over the past decades, the rapid depletion of fossil fuels and serious environmental pollution were started to strongly affect the modern society. With concerning the deficiency of human energy and alleviating the environmental pollution, solar energy as

Gaining insight in biological hydrogen production by computational approaches

Hydrogen is one of the most important raw materials for the chemical industry and has an undisputed future importance as an environmentally friendly fuel. At present, 96% of the 500 billion m3 of hydrogen gas that is

Confirming Aluminum Homocatenation

The capacity of atoms to form bonds with themselves producing chain-like structures, so called atomic homocatenation, plays an important role in the life formation. Carbon is capable of forming very long chain in the CnHn+2 alkanes. Other