Hydrogen economy a step closer with water-splitting breakthrough

SYDNEY chemists may have removed one of the main hurdles to the “hydrogen economy” after developing what is believed to be the world’s most efficient water-splitting electrode.

The conductor, outlined overnight in an article in the journal Nature Communications, is made entirely of nickel and iron. Its inventors say it outperforms state-of-the-art electrodes based on iridium and ruthenium — metals so rare that only a few dozen tonnes are produced globally each year.

Read more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/hydrogen-economy-a-step-closer-with-water-splitting-breakthrough/story-e6frg8y6-1227266914545

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