Hydrogen from Sunlight Water Splitting: Is It Our Future?

Soft Nanoscience Letters
Vol.3 No.4(2013), Article ID:38228,2 pages DOI:10.4236/snl.2013.34019

Hydrogen from Sunlight Water Splitting: Is It Our Future?

Francisco Márquez1, Kleber R. Pirota2, Carmen Morant3

1Nanomaterials Research Group, School of Science and Technology, University of Turabo, Gurabo, USA; 2Instituto de Fisíca Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil; 3Department of Applied Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Email: fmarquez@suagm.edu

Copyright © 2013 Francisco Márquez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Received September 7th, 2013; revised October 7th, 2013; accepted October 14th, 2013

Keywords: Hydrogen; Water Splitting

ABSTRACT

Environmental pollution and the growing need to find new sources of energy are some of the challenges of our century. The unstoppable growth of population, the increasing energy needs of emerging countries, and the foreseeable shortage of fossil fuels in a few years, make imperative to develop new energy generation processes and, in this regard, nanotechnology and the development of new nanomaterials will play a decisive role for the future of the planet.

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