A novel method of hydrogen generation by water electrolysis using an ultra-short-pulse power supply
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- Shimizu, N., Hotta, S., Sekiya, T. et al. J Appl Electrochem (2006) 36: 419. doi:10.1007/s10800-005-9090-y
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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.