March 28, 2011

First Feasible 'Artificial Leaf' Created

Clay Dillow, Popular Science


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A practical artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy as efficiently as the real thing has long been a Holy Grail of chemistry, and researchers at MIT may have finally done it. Today at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society researchers from MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, claimed that they’ve created an artificial leaf made from stable and--more importantly--inexpensive materials.

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TAGGED: Fuel Cells, Green Energy, Clean Energy, Artificial Photosynthesis