Nanonets Coated with Iron Oxide Show Promise for Water Splitting (image) Boston College Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.