Scientists have created nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis

Researchers from Zurich University have developed a new type of nanoparticles for use in artificial photosynthesis. They are capable of producing pure hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight.

Scientists were able to achieve such an effect by adding the zinc sulfide on the surface of nanoparticles (3 nm) India. A new composite material is not only environmentally friendly, but also very effective in the process of hydrogen production. During the research, it was found that sulfide ligands on the surface of quantum points facilitate the most important stages associated with chemical reactions associated with light, namely the effective separation of charge carriers and their fast transmission to the surface of nanoparticles.

Water soluble and biocompatible particles based on India in the future can be used to convert biomass into hydrogen. They can also be used as low-toxic biosensors or nonlinear optical materials. However, so far the team will focus on the development of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis within the framework of the priority program of university research.

Recently, discoveries in the field of nanomaterials occur quite often. Recently, scientists from the University of Radbud found a new magnetic mechanism