Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley
Caption: This is an example of the 50 best zeolite structures for capturing carbon dioxide. Zeolite is a porous solid made of silicon dioxide, or quartz. In the model, the red balls are oxygen, the tan balls are silicon. The blue-green area is where carbon dioxide prefers to adsorb.
Credit: Berend Smit laboratory, UC Berkeley
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