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Electrochemical Photolysis of Water at a Semiconductor Electrode

Nature volume 238, pages 3738 (07 July 1972) | Download Citation

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ALTHOUGH the possibility of water photolysis has been investigated by many workers, a useful method has only now been developed. Because water is transparent to visible light it cannot be decomposed directly, but only by radiation with wavelengths shorter than 190 nm (ref. 1).

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  1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Kanagawa University, Yokohama

    • AKIRA FUJISHIMA
  2. Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Roppongi, Tokyo

    • KENICHI HONDA

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