Efficient production of H2 from water without the use of an extra bias or any sacrificial reagents is possible using a GaN photocatalyst with a NiO cocatalyst. The average energy conversion efficiency from light energy to H2 energy was approximately 1% for 500 h. The total amount of hydrogen was 184 mL/cm2 of the GaN surface. H2 production rate was as high as 0.37 mL/(cm2-h).
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