BATTERIES - New mesoporous crystalline Si exhibits increased rate of H2 production; potential use in Li-ion batteries also

Schematic of mesoporous silicon Image: Donghai Wang/Penn State. Click to enlarge.Researchers at Penn State have devised a new process for the bottom-up synthesis of mesoporous crystalline silicon materials with high surface area and tunable primary particle/pore size via a self-templating pore formation process.The nanosized crystalline primary particles and high surface areas enable an increased rate of photocatalytic hydrogen production from wa ...

Scheme of Mesoporous Silicon

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