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Scientists Have Developed a Membrane That Separates CO2 From Other Gases

Scientists have developed a new type of self-assembling silver membrane that could be used to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions before they have a chance to spread in the atmosphere.

Using a technique the team says has never been attempted before, the researchers seeded their gas separation membrane with only a tiny deposit of the valuable metal, leveraging the flow of CO2 itself to grow tiny silver crystals or dendrites on the membrane.

Written by Peter Dokril
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