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Faster reaction times and controlled particle size distribution using ultrasound

A joint team of SIM² KU Leuven/ProCESS and ARKEMA researchers have corroborated how the use of ultrasound led to faster reaction times and more controlled particle size distribution during NaX zeolite synthesis.

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Using ultrasound for polymorph control & boosting yields in flow crystallisation

SIM² KU Leuven/ProCESS researchers have corroborated how the use of ultrasound increased the potential of flow crystallisation by combining high yield with polymorph control. The work was published in Chemical Engineering.

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Check out the new COSMIC publication in the journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Highly reproducible, high-yield flow synthesis of gold nanoparticles based on a rational reactor design exploiting the reduction of passivated Au(III) The artwork of this publication also made the back cover of the journal. Abstract Reproducibility in the synthesis of nanomaterials is a crucial aspect for their real-life applications. It is particularly pertinent in the context of gold nanoparticles, where a ...

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COSMIC achievements highlighted as artwork on the cover of CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS

Continuous Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Silver Nanoclusters Confined in Mesoporous SBA-15: Application in Alkyne Cyclizations featured on the cover of CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS About the cover: Metal nanoclusters are becoming exciting candidates as highly efficient catalysts for fine chemical production in view of their extraordinary surface to volume ratio and the high concentration of uncoordinated atoms that contributes to enhanced catalytic ...

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How games gained value in learning

A short recap of educational history; how children's play and its value for learning has been seen and how it is seen now..

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A new COSMIC publication

A Modular Millifluidic Platform for the Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Control over Dissolved Gas and Flow Configuration: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/13/4/1019/htm Abstract Gas–liquid reactions are poorly explored in the context of nanomaterials synthesis, despite evidence of significant effects of dissolved gas on nanoparticle properties. This applies to the aqueous synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles, where gaseous reactants can influence reaction rate, particle ...

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2 New COSMIC publications!

1. Effects of ultrasonic irradiation on crystallization kinetics, morphological and structural properties of Zeolite 2. Continuous flow synthesis of zeolite FAU in an oscillatory baffled reactor

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COSMIC

The COSMIC 7th network-wide event in Lacq & Pau from 18-21 February, 2020 Lat week the whole COSMIC team was updated on the ESRs’ progress on the S/T as well as the training levels during their meetings in Lacq & Pau. This was followed by a very interesting visit to the ARKEMA pilot plant with a very detailed informative tour ...

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Want to know what each COSMIC researcher is working on?

With Knowledge Clips, researchers of MSCA ITN COSMIC project would like to share with you what they are working on, why it is important. They have split their work on continuous sonication and microwave reactors into 4 Work Packages: WP1: Ultrasound- and/or microwave-assisted organic synthesis WP2: Ultrasound- and/or microwave-assisted nanoparticle formation WP3: Innovative process technology development WP4: Decision and assessment ...

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Immersive learning in Chemical Engineering: a CHARMING future

The EU MSCA - ETN CHARMING team is happy to present the first introductory video about their research

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