Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München scientists have developed novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles that has been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for water splitting ‘artificial photosynthesis’. A solar-powered water splitting system is a promising means of generating clean and short term storable fuel. Today there is a demand to develop efficient ways of obtaining and […]

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology researchers led by Professor Su-Il In from Department of Energy Science and Engineering have developed high-efficiency photocatalysts that convert carbon dioxide into methane or ethane with graphene-covered reduced titanium dioxide. The finding is expected to be utilized in the carbon dioxide reduction and recycling industries. Thanks to the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysis, a process of converting solar to fuel energy using visible-light-absorbing semiconductor materials. The finding opens new doors for designing materials for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy research. Over the last decade, research has intensified to develop efficient, manmade […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory chemists have designed a new ‘single-site’ catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in artificial photosynthesis. It’s the first to match the efficiency of the catalytic sites that drive this reaction in nature and could greatly improve the potential for making efficient solar-to-fuel conversion devices. The chemistry is about […]

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 […]

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