Chemical Separation Method Aids Discovery of New Elements

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a faster technique to purify elements, which could help accelerate medical, space and energy research.

Purifying a chemical element—to separate out contaminants and other elements—is a challenging and time-consuming process. Berkeley lab researchers have developed a new chemical separation method that is faster, more efficient and requires fewer steps than the techniques currently in use. Read more.

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