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METHODS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN USING NANOPARTICLE-CATALYST MIXTURES

United States Patent Application

20150290615
A1
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Provided are compositions for and methods of producing hydrogen. For example, the compositions comprise nanocrystals, a catalyst, a source of electrons, and an aqueous medium. The nanocrystals, catalyst, aqueous medium, and, optionally, the source of electrons are present as a mixture. The methods produce hydrogen by exposing the compositions to electromagnetic radiation (e.g., solar flux).
Krauss, Todd D. (Pittsford, NY), Eisenberg, Richard (Rochester, NY), Holland, Patrick (New Haven, CT), Qiu, Fen (Rochester, NY), Han, Zhiji (Rochester, NY)
14/ 439,304
November 5, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-09ER16121 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.