The International Open Source Hydrogen On Demand Builders Network.
Noticing the Nickel/Nickel-Oxide comment here:
For a cheaper water splitter, a team led by Hongjie Dai from Stanford turned to inexpensive,…
By chance, they discovered that alkali metal ions like sodium or potassium can activate fine platinum particles when they are adsorbed on alumina or silica. When they examined the structure, they found extra active oxygen species that seemed to help the platinum complete the reaction cycle.
MIT researchers have created an “over-unity” LED that absorbs ambient heat energy.
The LED produces 69 picowatts of light using 30 picowatts of power, giving it an efficiency of 230 percent. That means it operates above “unity efficiency” — putting it into a category normally occupied by perpetual motion machines.
However, while MIT’s diode puts out more than twice as much energy in photons as it’s fed in electrons, it doesn’t violate the…
The technology uses solar energy to separate the elements that make up water and carbon dioxide (CO2). The reaction creates synthetic gas, or syngas – comprising energy-rich hydrogen (H2, which can itself be used as a fuel)…