Northwestern researchers have developed a metal film (with a bit of rust) that generates power when interacting with water
September 03, 2019
EVANSTON, Ill.—Northwestern Chemistry Professor Franz Geiger and his lab have developed a metal film—1,000 times thinner than a plastic bag (and including a few nanometers of rust) that generates power when ocean or freshwater flows over it. The research was recently highlighted in a BBC radio interview (the interview begins at 18:17) and in the magazine, Smithsonian.
The International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University is an umbrella organization that represents and unites more than $1 billion in nanotechnology research, education and supporting infrastructure.