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Water electrolysis

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Nature Chemistry volume 5, pages 362363 (2013) | Download Citation

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The electrolysis of water provides a link between electrical energy and hydrogen, a high-energy-density fuel and a versatile energy carrier, but the process is expensive. Splitting the electrolysis reaction into two steps through an electrochemical 'buffer' offers a new way to think about improving the cost and efficiency of electrolysers.

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  1. Thomas E. Mallouk is in the Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 224 Chemistry Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 USA

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