Chemistry Point

10 Months ago

Etching the road to a hydrogen economy using plasma jets: Scientists improve light-driven water-splitting to produce hydrogen by etching the reaction catalyst with plasma jets in solution

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 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.