A+ A A-

Scientists Harness Hematite To Create Clean Energy Solution

hematite_power

Hematite, once regarded as a powerful tool by ancient shamans, and then disregarded as anything other than a shiny (and often magnetic) rock for many, many years, has once again been realized for its value in cultivating energy by modern scientists.

For many years, scientists have struggled to find an efficient method to split water to mine electron-rich hydrogen for clean energy. It had always been found that Hematite could work, but its low performance stopped it from being a solution to clean energy… until now.

By re-growing the minerals surface, a smoother version of hematite doubled the electrical yield, which then opened the door to harvesting energy using artificial photosynthesis. This was all published only in the last week in the journal Nature Communications.

hematite_formula

By simply smoothing the surface characteristics of hematite, this close cousin of rust can be improved to couple with silicon, which is derived from sand, to achieve complete water splitting for solar hydrogen generation,’ said Wang, whose research focuses on discovering new methods to generate clean energy. ‘This unassisted water splitting, which is very rare, does not require expensive or scarce resources.’

-ScienceDaily

‘Upon running the tests, they immediately saw a dramatic improvement in voltage, as well as an increase of photovoltage from .24 volts to .80 volts, which was a dramatic increase in the amount of power generated than ever before seen!

The team described that with some more modifications, this hematite-silicon method of splitting water would be easily amenable to large scale utilization!

hematite

Not to mention, the re-growth technique might also be usable on other materials. Hematite may not be the only crystal that can do this, and if so, there are a lot of possibilities for this technology in the future.

‘This offers new hope that efficient and inexpensive solar fuel production by readily available natural resources is within reach,’ said Wang. ‘Getting there will contribute to a sustainable future powered by renewable energy.’

To read more about this incredible discovery, check out more here!

I’m excited for a future with abundant, clean energy!

Your friend,
Jordan Pearce


Credit: thespiritscience.net

 

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
"Would you consider a small gift of $11.11 ?" :)
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."
Your support is welcome, thank you for a gratitude donation today.

© 2008-2018 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Free Reading Here!!

crystal-wind-oracle-mobile-app
 
Cut Through The Illusions!
Available On The
Apple  / Android / Amazon
NEW Expanded Version - 53 cards!
share knowledge1

Archive: Crystals, Gems, Elixirs

Featured This Month

Page:

Birth Totem - Salmon

Birth Totem - Salmon

Birth Totem Salmon Birth dates: July 22 - August 21 Birth Totem is: Salmon... Read more

The Season of Lammas

The Season of Lammas

The season of Lammas (also called Lughnasadh) begins on August 1st and conti... Read more

Leo

Leo

Artwork By Lisa Iris! www.lisairis.ca LEO July 23 - August 22 Spirit: ... Read more

Lammas

Lammas

Lammas Ritual Celebrated August 1st. Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh, La... Read more

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

Lugh - Celtic God Of The Sun

The god Lugh was worshiped in Ireland as a deity of the sun. This connection... Read more

Larimar

Larimar

The Dolphin Stone Found exclusively in the Dominican Republi... Read more

Lughnasadh Meditation

Lughnasadh Meditation

The Seventh Sabbat of the Wheel is Lughnasadh. Lughnasadh is celebrated on A... Read more

Cinnabar

Cinnabar

The Merchant's Stone Cinnabar is said to attract abundance, gently increasi... Read more

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Lammas by The Hedgewitch

Although in the heat of a Mid-western summer it might be difficult to discer... Read more

Sun in Leo

Sun in Leo

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Leo The ruler of... Read more

Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry

Reminds you to be grateful for all of life’s ups and downs. Gender: Feminine... Read more

Lughnasadh (Lammas) Celtic Style

Lughnasadh (Lammas) Celtic Style

The Celtic harvest festival on August 1st takes its name from the Irish god ... Read more

Ripe Berries Moon

Ripe Berries Moon

Sturgeon - Garnet and Iron - Raspberry - Red July 23 to August 22 The Rip... Read more

The Hazel Tree: August 5 - September 1

The Hazel Tree: August 5 - September 1

Celtic Symbol : The Rainbow Salmon Zodiac Degrees : 12º00` Leo - 8º59` Virg... Read more

Sunstone

Sunstone

The New Beginnings Stone Sunstone (Oligoclase) is dedicated ... Read more

Positive SSL
© 2008-2018 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.

 

X

Right Click

No right click