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The SHArK Project

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Dr. Bruce Parkinson
Director
Department of Chemistry
Dept. 3838
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-9891
Email: bparkin1@uwyo.edu
Dr. Carrick Eggleston
Associate Director
Department of Geology & Geophysics
Dept. 3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6769
Email: carrick@uwyo.edu

SHArK Project

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The goal of this project is to discover metal oxide semiconductors that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. Currently, no known stable material is capable of efficiently and inexpensively photoelectrolyzing water with visible light. There are millions of compounds that need to be produced and tested for their ability to photoelectrolyze water. We developed inexpensive kits to enable young scientists to participate in this endeavor. The hardware and software was developed that uses an inkjet printer, laser pointer and LEGOs® allowing for virtually endless arrays of potential metal oxide semiconductors to be easily produced and tested.

 For more information visit Dr. Parkinson's Chemistry Research Group.

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