Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) scientists used water doped with hydrazine in a transition metal dichalcogenides electrocatalyst. The new concept presents one of the best hydrogen water splitting electrocatalyst processes to date and also opens up a whole new direction for research in electrochemistry and semiconductor device physics. The LANL scientists are working on understanding […]

The U.S. Department of Energy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and University of Toronto scientists have developed a new type of catalyst that’s three times better than the previous record holder at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The research published in the journal Science, outlines a potential way to make a future generation of water-splitting […]

Researchers at Griffith University’s Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre in Australia have successfully managed to use carbon to produce hydrogen from water. Professor Xiangdong Yao and his team now have carbon as a replacement for the much more costly element platinum. Professor Yao said, “Hydrogen production through an electrochemical process is at the heart of […]

Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum researchers have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms to a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily from the catalyst surface. The modified system generated twice the amount of hydrogen than a platinum electrode without a copper layer. The team from the […]

Indiana University (IU) researchers have reported a highly efficient biomaterial has been created that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen. The novel catalyst also works in reverse to recombine hydrogen and oxygen to generate power. The catalyst makes up one half of the “holy grail” of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap […]

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