Researchers have doubled the efficiency of water electrolysis

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    The team of researchers from the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, Technical University in Munich and Universiteit Leiden have boosted the efficiency of water electrolysis. They applied a layer of copper atoms in a conventional platinum electrode. Thus, reaction intermediates could desorb a bit more easily from the catalyst surface. The modified system generated twice the amount of hydrogen than a platinum electrode without a copper layer. The modified system generated twice the amount of hydrogen.

    http://phys.org/news/2016-03-efficiency-electrolysis.html

    Paper: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160310/ncomms10990/full/ncomms10990.html
     

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