Shinshu University scientists have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen using ultra violet light and meticulously designed catalysts. They accomplished this at the maximum efficiency, meaning there was almost no loss and undesired side reactions. This latest breakthrough in solar hydrogen production could become scalable, thus economically viable hydrogen production could be more likely, […]

Princeton University engineer’s research has harnessed sunlight to isolate hydrogen from industrial wastewater, doubling the previous standard for splitting hydrogen from water in a scalable way. Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but producing pure hydrogen is expensive and energy intensive. In a paper […]

University of Zurich researchers have developed a new type of nanoparticle for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These quantum dots produce clean hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight – a sustainable source of energy. They introduce new eco-friendly and powerful materials to solar photocatalysis. […]

University of Oxford researchers have found a new class of materials called halide double perovskites may have just the right properties to split water. In a process called photocatalytic water splitting, sunlight separates water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen and oxygen can then be recombined in a fuel cell to release energy. According to […]

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 […]

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