Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 419–423

A novel method of hydrogen generation by water electrolysis using an ultra-short-pulse power supply

  • Naohiro Shimizu
  • Souzaburo Hotta
  • Takayuki Sekiya
  • Osamu Oda
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10800-005-9090-y

Cite this article as:
Shimizu, N., Hotta, S., Sekiya, T. et al. J Appl Electrochem (2006) 36: 419. doi:10.1007/s10800-005-9090-y

Abstract

A novel method of hydrogen generation by water electrolysis using ultra-short-pulse power supply is demonstrated. The ultra-short power supply consists of a static induction thyristor (SIThy) and a specific circuit which is called the inductive energy storage (IES) circuit. It was found that by using an ultra-short pulse with the width of 300 ns, electrolysis takes place with a mechanism dominated by electron transfer, which is different from the conventional diffusion limiting process in DC electrolysis.

Keywords

hydrogen generation inductive energy storage circuit static induction thyristor ultra-short pulse water electrolysis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naohiro Shimizu
    • 1
  • Souzaburo Hotta
    • 1
  • Takayuki Sekiya
    • 1
  • Osamu Oda
    • 1
  1. 1.NGK Insulators, Ltd.Mizuho-ku, NagoyaJapan