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First practical artificial leaf produces hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water

by Laura Domela

May 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

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A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf -- a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy -- appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research. The article notes that unlike earlier devices, which used costly ingredients, the new device is made from inexpensive materials and employs low-cost engineering and manufacturing processes.
via Science Daily

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