Glowing with nanopride

March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/29/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7671, p7
The article reports that researchers in the U.S. have built a nanodevice that can split hydrogen from water using sunlight. The work at Sandia Laboratories, Albequerqe, echoes research at Oxford University, which uses embedded nanoparticles to achieve the same effect. The Sandia team's method uses "porphyrin" nanotubes, made from molecules closely related to chlorophyll.


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