Source: LBNL TABL, Dan Hawkes
In work at the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne National Laboratory,
Chicago), Ben Gilbert of the Earth Sciences Division recently led a
group of scientists (including ESD’s Glenn Waychunas, and ex-ESD’ers
Jordan Katz and Cathrine Frandsen) in an experiment resulting in the
first direct observations of electron hopping in iron oxide (i.e., rust)
particles. This phenomenon holds huge significance for a broad range
of environment- and energy-related applications.
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Citation: Katz, J.E., X. Zhang, K. Attenkofer, K.W. Chapman, C.
Frandsen, P. Zarzycki, K.M. Rosso, R.W. Falcone, G.A. Waychunas, and B.
Gilbert (2012), Electron small polarons and their mobility in iron
(oxyhydr)oxide nanoparticles. Science (in press).