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Cool water splitting by microwaves

Microwave heating has become a useful tool in catalysis to obtain chemical products under unconventional reaction conditions. Now, researchers have demonstrated low-temperature water splitting to produce hydrogen using microwave catalysis and revealed the important role of reduced oxides in the process.

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Fig. 1: Simplified energy flow diagram for microwave-assisted reduction of an oxide catalyst for hydrogen production.


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Slocombe, D.R. Cool water splitting by microwaves. Nat Energy 5, 830–831 (2020).

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