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Artificial photosynthesis and the splitting of water to generate hydrogen

Maitra, Urmimala and Lingampalli, SR and Rao, CNR (2014) Artificial photosynthesis and the splitting of water to generate hydrogen. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 106 (4). pp. 518-527.

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It is no exaggeration to state that the energy crisis is the most serious challenge that we face today. Among the strategies to gain access to reliable, renewable energy, the use of solar energy has clearly emerged as the most viable option. A promising direction in this context is artificial photosynthesis. In this article, we briefly describe the essential features of artificial photosynthesis in comparison with natural photosynthesis and point out the modest success that we have had in splitting water to produce oxygen and hydrogen, specially the latter.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, INDIA
Keywords: Hydrogen; photosynthesis; solar energy; water splitting
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2014 05:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 05:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48854

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