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Water-splitting using photocatalytic porphyrin-nanotube composite devices

United States Patent

March 4, 2008
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A method for generating hydrogen by photocatalytic decomposition of water using porphyrin nanotube composites. In some embodiments, both hydrogen and oxygen are generated by photocatalytic decomposition of water.
Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Miller; James E. (Albuquerque, NM), Wang; Zhongchun (Albuquerque, NM), Medforth; Craig J. (Winters, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 256,808
October 25, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.