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Efficient Visible Light-Sensitive Photocatalysts for Water Splitting

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This study will contribute to creative technology for obtaining clean and renewable energy through hydrogen evolution using a water-splitting photocatalyst upon irradiation with visible portion of solar light. The photocatalysts will be created on the basis of a novel material design and mechanistic approach, and not a mere extension of previous studies. In addition, to enhance the ability of hydrogen evolution, the nano-scale structure of the photocatalysts will be strictly controlled to achieve efficient charge separation, i.e., spatial separation of the redox reaction sites and optimization of the hetero-junctions.

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Professor, University of Yamanashi
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Creative research for clean energy generation using solar energy
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