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Title: Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels

An aqueous solution contains silica particles that have been embedded with photooxidizing cobalt oxide nanocrystals plus a sensitizer to allow the water-splitting reaction to be driven by visible lighmore »t. When laser light hits the solution it turns blue as the sensitizer absorbs light. Bubbles soon begin to form as oxygen gas is released from the spilt water molecules.« less
Title: Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1047476
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; Heinz ; Frei ; nanocrystals ; photooxidizing ; Berkeley Lab ; Lawrence Berkeley ; artificial photosynthesis ; fuels from sunlight ; JCAP ; biofuel ; biofuels ; bioscience ; science ; energy ; nanotech ; nanotechnology ; nanoscience ; clean technology ; cleantech ; green ; greentech ; sunlight
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:30
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27