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Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting

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Abstract

Efforts to develop renewable sources of carbon-neutral fuels have brought a renewed focus to research and development of sunlight-driven water-splitting systems. Electrolysis of water to produce H2 and O2 gases is the foundation of such systems, is conceptually and practically simple, and has been practiced both in the laboratory and industrially for many decades. In this Focus article, we present the fundamentals of water splitting and describe practices which distinguish commercial water-electrolysis systems from simple laboratory-scale demonstrations.

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The article was received on 18 Jan 2016, accepted on 05 Feb 2016, published on 12 Feb 2016 and first published online on 12 Feb 2016


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00016A
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 169-173
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    Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting

    C. Xiang, K. M. Papadantonakis and N. S. Lewis, Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 169
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00016A

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