Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory¬†Laboratory scientists have found a way to engineer the atomic-scale chemical properties of a water-splitting catalyst for integration with a solar cell. The result is a big boost to the stability and efficiency of artificial photosynthesis. Led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the project […]

Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules. The new technology relies sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.¬† It looks to be the first true solar water splitter. The team’s research paper has been published online in the American […]