News FocusNANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE NANOTECH 2008

Membrane Makes Plastic Precursor Deliver More Bag for the Buck

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Science  20 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5883, pp. 1584
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5883.1584a

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Researchers at the Nano Science and Technology Institute Nanotech 2008 meeting, held in Boston from 1 to 5 June, announced the development of a novel metal-ceramic membrane that enables them to produce ethylene, the starting material for polyethylene, more cheaply than current methods.