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Inexpensive storage for solar energy

HY (Y = halide or OH) splitting is a fuel-forming reaction of sufficient energy density for large-scale solar storage, but the reaction relies on chemical transformations that are not understood at the most basic science level.

Writing in the November 2 issue of ACS' Inorganic Chemistry journal, an MIT researcher says he has developed the necessary chemistry which pertains to multielectron transfers that are proton-coupled and involve the activation of bonds in energy-poor substrates. This platform leads to discovery paths for new hydrohalic acid- and water-splitting catalysts. The latter water-splitting catalyst captures many of the functional elements of photosynthesis. In doing so, he says, a highly manufacturable and inexpensive method for solar PE storage has been discovered.

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