One recent advancement was achieved by a joint team active in the field of catalysis. The researchers developed a synthesis of binary intermetallic nanoparticles from a combination of noble and base metals, which have the potential to be used in catalysis applications."Previously, there were only physical methods for manufacturing very small quantities of such intermetallic nanoparticles. With this newly discovered chemical approach, a critical first step was taken towards preparation of these materials in large scales, which is a prerequisite for assessing their potential for industrial catalysis," said Peter Walther, Senior Vice President, Heterogeneous Catalysis, BASF. "The extensive nanoparticles expertise and application know-how at CARA combined with guidance provided to the postdoctoral researchers by Professor Paul Alivisatos and BASF were certainly decisive for the development of this new method." Following the successful tests at UC Berkeley, the synthesis of the nanoparticles and their potential application in catalysis is being further evaluated in BASF laboratories in Ludwigshafen, Germany. For press photos click on the links below: https://www.basf.com/press-photos/us/en/photos/2017/04/04-25-17_CARA1.jpg Suggested caption: Dr. Peter Eckes, President of Bioscience Research and North America Research Representative, BASF (seated left), and Prof. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor of Research, UC Berkeley (seated right) sign agreement to extend CARA for five years. Around them left to right: Prof. Doug Clark, Dean, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Gray Davis, Former Governor of California; Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Prof. Omar Yaghi, Founding Director of CARA, UC Berkeley; Dr. Harald Lauke, President of Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF; Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Associate Director of CARA, BASF; Prof. Peidong Wang, Founding Director of CARA, UC Berkeley. https://www.basf.com/press-photos/us/en/photos/2017/04/04-25-17_CARA2.jpg Suggested caption: Representatives of industry, academia and government participate in a roundtable discussion titled, "Driving Innovation at the Interface of Academia and Industry" moderated by Michael Pcolinksi, Vice President, Advanced Materials and Systems Research, BASF Corporation (at podium). Pictured left to right: Dr. Peter Eckes, President of Bioscience Research and North America Research Representative, BASF; Prof. Mark Coopersmith, Faculty Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Dr. Eric Rohlfing, Acting Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E); and Prof. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor of Research, UC Berkeley. About BASF BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.
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