Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis (AP) to split water into hydrogen and oxygen efficiently is a dream for many companies to produce renewable fuel from water and solar light. For economic practical application, AP needs to achieve an energy conversion efficiency exceeding 10%. Last year, Prof. L. Spiccia and co-authors from Australia reported a high-efficiency system of 22% to conversion of water into

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Magnetrons sputtering is a powerful technic to deposit Thin Film and very small nanoparticles with high uniformity and well-defined gran size. Over the last years our research group has been used this method to produce metal/semiconductors nanoparticles and thin film with high catalytic activity  for  solar hydrogen production (Artificial Photosynthesis), CO oxidation, Reverse Water Gas Shift