Brookhaven National Laboratory.-WackyWhatever?

In what is being described as a scientific break-through, Scientist have split water particles to produce clean Hydrogen gas using a combination of Nickel-Molybdenum-Nitrate instead of the more traditional and very costly Platinum.
This comparatively low cost option was discovered almost accidentally. The scientists were effectively producing Hydrogen from the combination of Nickel and Molybdenum, but were not very happy with the result. They exposed the metallic combination to an Ammonia process that produced an unexpected 2D nanosheet that has caused much excitement in scientific circles as a cost effective alternative to Platinum that will manufacture a cheap safe form of energy for the future.
To quote sciencedaly.com
‘Subjecting the compound to a high-temperature ammonia environment infused the nickel-molybdenum with nitrogen, but it also transformed the particles into unexpected two-dimensional nanosheets. The nanosheet structures offer highly accessible reactive sites — consider the surface area difference between bed sheets laid out flat and those crumpled up into balls — and therefore more reaction potential.’
Source of this article.
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory (2012, May 11). Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 14, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2012/05/120511122232.htm

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