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The use of photocatalysis as a catalyst in materials is not new.
The technique involves the transfer of light to a metal, and by reflecting the light back, the metal can convert the light into electrical current.
However, until now, the process has been expensive and difficult to apply to new materials.
In the latest iteration of this technology, researchers at Harvard University have found a way to cheaply and quickly build an efficient, lightweight, and environmentally friendly photocatabolic catalyst.
The researchers developed a new way to make a photocatacant that is very light-efficient, but also extremely flexible and durable.
The researchers have already demonstrated that their new photocatacid is a promising alternative to the common catalyst used in many of today’s photocatalytic materials.
In this new method, they first use a large quantity of metal nanoparticles to make the photocatant.
The nanoparticles are coated with a chemical called dimethylpolysiloxane (DMSP), which is a very efficient catalyst for using metal nanoparticle as a photocathode.
The team then uses the catalyst to selectively apply a high-intensity light pulse to the nanoparticles, causing them to emit electrons.
When the nanoparticle is exposed to an electric field, it converts the electrons to photons and generates an electric current.
This approach, the researchers said, is “the most efficient and efficient way to generate electricity using a material for the production of photocats.”
To build the photocatenant, the team first created a new material, which they coated with DMSP.
They then added a solution of platinum to the photocathodes.
The catalyst then acted as a thin film, which can be attached to the substrate, to act as a photocathode, or to the electrodes of a solar cell.
The photocatatic layer is then deposited on the substrate using a process called photo-substrate deposition, in which the photocattic layer is deposited on a substrate, then the photocatanoid layer is glued onto the substrate.
The photocats then react with the platinum layer to produce electrons.
The new photocathatatic photocatoid is a “high performance” photocatane, the authors said, and “provides a flexible, high-efficiency, low-cost and environmentally-friendly alternative to existing photocatachodes.”
This technology could lead to applications for solar cells, energy storage devices, and materials for solar power.