29 January 2013

Nature Geoscience favourite

As part of the fifth anniversary celebrations of the journal Nature Geoscience, its editors have selected their ten favourite articles, including the paper on 100 years of ammonia synthesis co-authored by MAG scientists Zbigniew Klimont and Wilfried Winiwarter.

100 years Haber-Bosch ammonia

100 years Haber-Bosch ammonia

How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world -

Jan Willem Erisman, Mark A. Sutton, James Galloway, Zbigniew Klimont & Wilfried Winiwarter


On 13 October 1908, Fritz Haber filed his patent on the "synthesis of ammonia from its elements" for which he was later awarded the 1918 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. A hundred years on we live in a world transformed by and highly dependent upon Haber-Bosch nitrogen.

This article has been highlighted as one of the editors' ten favourite papers in the web focus celebrating the fifth anniversary of Nature Geoscience (http://www.nature.com/ngeo/focus/5th-anniversary/index.html).

The paper will be freely accessible to registered users until the end of January 2013.

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