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 […]

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 […]

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