Photoinduced Hydrogen-Generating Nanogel Systems

Authors

  • Kosuke Okeyoshi,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7–3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan
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  • Daisuke Suzuki,

    1. International Young Researchers Empowerment Center, Shinshu University, 3–15-1 Tokida, Ueda, Nagano 386–8567, Japan
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  • Akihiro Kishimura,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7–3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan
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  • Ryo Yoshida

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7–3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan
    • Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7–3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8656, Japan.
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Abstract

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Photoinduced hydrogen nanogenerators are prepared by closely integrating sensitizer and catalyst in a nanogel network. The nanogenerators operate an internal electronic transmission circuit by coordinating the internal sensitizer and catalyst. This nanomaterial could be useful as an artificial photosynthetic system for solar-energy conversion.

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