Hydrogen is a clean energy source that can be produced by splitting water molecules with light. However, it is currently impossible to achieve this on a large scale. In a recent breakthrough, scientists at Tokyo University of Science, Japan, developed a novel method that uses plasma discharge in solution to improve the performance of the photocatalyst in the water-splitting reaction. This opens doors to exploring a number of photocatalysts that can help scale-up this reaction.
- Chemical Engineering Journal
- Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Natural Science Foundation of China, Jilin Province Science and Technology Development Project, Jilin Provincial Education Department Project, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities