Fuzhou University in China scientists report the synthesis of a macroscopic aerogel from carbonitride nanomaterials which is an excellent catalyst for the water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation. The study adds new opportunities to the material properties of melamine-derived carbonitrides. The study has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Melamine can be polymerized with formaldehyde […]

University of Central Florida chemistry Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his team of students has just found a way to trigger the process of photosynthesis in a synthetic material that also creates a clean way to produce fuel precursors. His team created a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks […]

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat. Using quantum dots (QD) and a process called Multiple Exciton Generation (MEG), the NREL researchers were able to push the peak external quantum efficiency for hydrogen generation to 114 percent. The advancement […]

Researchers at Caltech and the Berkeley Lab have in just two years nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. Using a new high-throughput method of identifying new materials, a team of researchers led by Caltech’s John Gregoire and Berkeley Lab’s Jeffrey Neaton and Qimin Yan have found […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) of Korea researchers have has introduced a new artificial leaf that generates hydrogen, using the power of the Sun to mimic underwater photosynthesis. The engineering offers a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency. This is a new take, looking at the […]

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