Thursday, September 1, 2011

Reason #14: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

What the fuck is photoelectrochemical water splitting, you ask? Why, it's a process that may one day be used to create cheap, renewable hydrogen fuel (you know, the kind whose only waste product is water). We know this thanks to a recent study funded by the US Department of Energy, whose details are largely above my head but sound very impressive, at least if you're the type to be impressed by phrases like "antimony-gallium nitride alloy".

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