Schematic representation of photocatalytic hydrogen production with InP/ZnS quantum nanoparticle dots. Image: Shan Yu
New use of nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis - green technology science news

Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticles that can be used for artificial photosynthesis, producing hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. The nanoparticles are 3 nm in diameter consist of a core of indium phosphide, with a thin layer of zinc sulfide and sulfide ligands wrapped around it. These are all environmental-friendly materials, and appear to be highly efficient. These nanoparticles have great potential for the generation and storage of clean energy.

Read the full story: University of Zürich
Scientific publication: Nature Communications