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Ceramic electrolysis electrodes

Conducting ceramic films have been used successfully to generate hydrogen during electrolysis of water.

Conducting ceramic films have been used successfully to generate hydrogen during electrolysis of water. Porous cobalt oxide thick films have been shown to be capable of being used as electrode materials during electrolysis, demonstrating not only an increase in rate of hydrogen production but also a reduction in voltage required to initialise electrolysis.

Work at Surrey is continuing to improve the effectiveness of the process through nano-and micro-scale structuring of the porous film.

For further information, contact r.dorey@surrey.ac.uk.