Important step in solving Energy Crisis

New way discovered for developing efficient, strong organic photocatalysts!

Apr 24, 2012

A team of researchers under the direction of Professor FUKUZUMI Shunichi (Department of Material and Life Science, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University; Advanced Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Suita, Japan) succeeded in achieving a long-lived electron-transfer state in mesoporous silica-alumina thereby creating a new way for improving photocatalytic oxygenation reactivity, a result that is a large step toward solving energy problems through development of a bioinspired artificial photosynthetic system, a crucial and original achievement in practical application of such.

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To learn more about this great achievement, please read the full research report entitled " Formation of a long-lived electron-transfer state in mesoporous silica-alumina composites enhances photocatalytic oxygenation reactivity " at this page at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences website.

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