Simply by dropping the solar cell in water and exposing it to light, O2 bubbles begin streaming off the side coated with a cobalt borate catalyst, and H2 bubbles begin streaming off the other side coated by a nickel-molybdenum-zinc alloy catalyst. The cell was developed by MIT's Daniel G. Nocera and SunCatalytix.
Electrofuels, C&EN, 89, page 36 (2011)
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