The Artificial Leaf Could Convert Sunlight to Fuel Soon

March 12, 2015 2:32 PM

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Scientists from Caltech have developed a new type of leaf coating that could help transform sunlight to fuel in the near future. The process is just in its birth stage, but this new type of coating is a key step into achieving an artificial leaf that will capture sunlight and turn it into fuel.

The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and it revealed that an electrically conductive film could help devices that use sunlight split water into hydrogen fuel.

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