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Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-splitting Cells


April 23, 2009

microscope image of titania nanotubes A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes--a residue that wasn't even noticed before this--plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water. Full Story

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