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Boston College

Nanonets Coated with Iron Oxide Show Promise for Water Splitting

Caption: Boston College researchers have tested their Nanonet design as a platform for clean energy applications. Most recently, coating the highly conductive titanium disilicide core (a) with hematite, the mineral form of iron oxide, or rust, dramatically improved the performance of the material at its fundamental state. Transmission electron microscopy image (b) shows the structural complexity of the Nanonet and additional images ( c ) detail the hematite Nanonet spacing, as well as the electron diffraction pattern of hematite (lower right corner).

Credit: Journal of the American Chemical Society

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