How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world

  title={How a century of ammonia synthesis changed the world},
  author={Jan Willem Erisman and Mark A. Sutton and James N. Galloway and Zbigniew Klimont and Wilfried Winiwarter},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
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. 
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