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The breakdown of water has long been conceived as a clean way to produce hydrogen fuel, but the process has proven to be inefficient for widespread energy production in this manner. But the work of a team of scientists from Shinshu University and the University of Tokyo in Japan just might be cutting through that limitation.
According to researchers, the quantum efficiency of water splitting with typical photocatalysts is very low, resulting in a disappointing energy conversion rate. But according to their published research, they achieved a rate of around 96% efficiency, in the 350- to 360-nm range, using a new method of solar water splitting.
Tsuyoshi Takata, a professor at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Science at…READ MORE