As you know, the most common element in the universe is hydrogen, which opens up truly unlimited possibilities of its use as absolute ecological fuel, after the combustion of which only heat and water remain.
However, access to these unlimited reserves is still closed due to the lack of effective technologies. A significant step forward in this direction was the research of scientists-chemists of Stanford University, headed by Hongji, give. They developed a water splitter made of nickel and iron, and working from a 1.5-volt battery.
According to one of the leading specialists of the graduate student of Khaotan Van, when creating a splitter, nickel-yield oxide was used as a catalyst for both electrodes. With it, you can split water for more than two weeks at room temperature with an efficiency of 82 %.
In the previously created splitter for splitting water, as a rule, two electrolytes and electrodes from expensive metals – platinum and nickel were used. Splitter developed in Stanford compared to its analogues is much cheaper, more effective and easier to manufacture.
Scientists are sure that their research will help to solve the problem of hydrogen in industrial volumes, as well as in search of new catalysts and for other types of fuel.
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