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Boston College

Nickel Iron Oxide Powers up Hematite-Based Water Splitting

Caption: Taking Mother Nature's lead, researchers have sought new methods and materials capable of mimicking photosynthesis. Researchers at Boston College report that modifying the surface of hematite with a nickel iron oxide coating produces an increase in cathode photovoltage of nearly four-tenths of a volt. That's nearly enough energy to put an economical method of artificial photosynthesis within reach.

Credit: Angewandte Chemie

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