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Old 09-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Advancement in Hydrogen Fuel

"Using state-of-the-art theoretical computations, the UK-UofL team demonstrated that an alloy formed by a 2 percent substitution of antimony (Sb) in gallium nitride (GaN) has the right electrical properties to enable solar light energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, a process known as photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. When the alloy is immersed in water and exposed to sunlight, the chemical bond between the hydrogen and oxygen molecules in water is broken. The hydrogen can then be collected."
-Novel Alloy Could Produce Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight | uknow.uky.edu

I'm glad my state is making some advancements now to see how the testing goes.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure the contingent that knocks battery manufacturing as poisonous will be criticizing this product as well

On the other hand, it sounds like a cool technology, but how will it compete with solar-electric on an efficiency basis?
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...if it "really" works, then the 'sunbelt' states should be able to produce hydrogen like mad!

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