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Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting

Xiang, Chengxiang and Papadantonakis, Kimberly M. and Lewis, Nathan S. (2016) Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting. Materials Horizons, 2016 (3). pp. 169-173. ISSN 2051-6347. doi:10.1039/c6mh00016a.

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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 H_2 and O_2 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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Xiang, Chengxiang0000-0002-1698-6754
Papadantonakis, Kimberly M.0000-0002-9900-5500
Lewis, Nathan S.0000-0001-5245-0538
Additional Information:© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Received 18 Jan 2016, Accepted 05 Feb 2016; First published online 12 Feb 2016. This material is based upon work performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, supported through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0004993.
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Official Citation:Focus Principles and implementations of electrolysis systems for water splitting Chengxiang Xiang, Kimberly M. Papadantonakis and Nathan S. Lewis Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 169-173 DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00016A
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