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Title: Water oxidation reaction in natural and artificial photosynthetic systems

Understanding the structure and mechanism of water oxidation catalysts is an essential component for developing artificial photosynthetic devices. In the natural water oxidation catalyst, the geometric and electronic structure of its inorganic core, the Mn{sub 4}CaO{sub 5} cluster, has been studied by spectroscopic and diffraction measurements. In inorganic systems, metal oxides seem to be good candidates for water oxidation catalysts. Understanding the reaction mechanism in both natural and oxide-based catalysts will helpin further developing efficient and robust water oxidation catalysts.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22261737
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1568; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International workshop on solar-chemical energy storage (SolChES), Sendai (Japan), 23-28 Jul 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CATALYSTS; DIFFRACTION; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; OXIDATION; OXIDES; REACTION KINETICS; WATER