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Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting

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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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Submitted
18 Jan 2016
Accepted
05 Feb 2016
First published
12 Feb 2016

This article is Open Access

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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