The American Chemical Society is reporting, with open access, in ACS Central Science a new catalyst that is really the best of both worlds. Taking water and ripping it apart into hydrogen and oxygen could form the basis of artificial photosynthetic devices that could ultimately power homes and businesses. However, catalysts, including those used to […]

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found a new catalyst that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply. The team of scientists at LLNL collaborated with scientists at Rice University and San Diego State University. The team turned to electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules, which are made of oxygen […]

An international research team has developed a new water splitting catalyst with a molybdenum coating. Water-splitting systems require a very efficient catalyst to speed up the chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen, while preventing the gases from recombining back into water. The molybdenum coated catalyst prevents this problematic back reaction and works […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory┬áLaboratory 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 […]

Sandia National Laboratories researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a water splitting catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt – molybdenum disulfide. Known as ‘molly’ for short, molly may well replace for platinum, a rare element that has the highest price of all the metals. The Sandia induced changes […]

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