On the surface of copper, carbon dioxide molecules can stick and break up into carbon monoxide and oxygen. This is the first step in converting this greenhouse gas into other useful chemicals. Researchers have used the HIPPIE experiment station of MAX IV to study which properties of the copper surface makes the reaction most efficient.
MAX IV’s Anders Engdahl was part of a team that published a landmark study about biological tissue found in a Jurassic fossil. The work published this week in Nature is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind and sheds new light on the life of a prehistoric sea creature. Ichthyosaurs were reptiles