'Artificial leaf' moves closer to reality
An important step toward realizing the dream of an inexpensive  and simple “artificial leaf,” a device to harness solar energy by  splitting water molecules, has been accomplished by two separate teams  of researchers at MIT. Both teams produced devices that combine a  standard silicon solar cell with a catalyst developed three years ago by  professor Daniel Nocera. When submerged in water and exposed to  sunlight, the devices cause bubbles of oxygen to separate out of the  water.
Source: Physorg.com

 'Artificial leaf' moves closer to reality

An important step toward realizing the dream of an inexpensive and simple “artificial leaf,” a device to harness solar energy by splitting water molecules, has been accomplished by two separate teams of researchers at MIT. Both teams produced devices that combine a standard silicon solar cell with a catalyst developed three years ago by professor Daniel Nocera. When submerged in water and exposed to sunlight, the devices cause bubbles of oxygen to separate out of the water.

Source: Physorg.com

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