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Artifical Leaf Converts Sunlight to Energy

Posted November 08, 2011 8:08 AM

MIT researchers have produced an "artificial leaf" that can convert sunlight into a chemical fuel. The device consists of a silicon solar cell with catalytic materials bonded to its sides. The leaf contains no wires or circuits to accomplish the energy conversion, and is simply placed in a container of water and exposed to sunlight to operate (see video). Two resulting streams of bubbles are collected and stored for later use as an energy source.

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11/08/2011 9:56 AM
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Re: Artifical Leaf Converts Sunlight to Energy

11/13/2011 8:44 AM

Interesting. But how the hydrogen and oxygen gases are separated ?

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