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Beyond PVs: Oregon Researchers Shed New Light on Solar Water-splitting Process

By Jim Barlow 

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Shannon Boettcher, left, and Fuding Lin of the University of Oregon pursued a better understand the basic fundamentals involved in how solar water-splitting devices work.

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With the help of a new method called "dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry," University of Oregon scientists in the U.S. have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices.

 
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