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Title: Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels

Abstract

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 light. 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.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1047476
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; LBNL; PHOTOOXIDATION; COBALT OXIDE NANOCRYSTALS; ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS; ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY

Citation Formats

None. Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
None. Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels. United States.
None. Thu . "Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047476.
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title = {Turning Sunlight into Liquid Fuels},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {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 light. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {1}
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