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Posted October 02, 2019 11:24:31Samsung Electronics (005930) and Japanese semiconductor company NTT Docomo announced that they had developed an electronic toy that uses nickel, carbon, and silicon as a catalyst for the production of a hydrogen electron.NTT Docomos research assistant Kazuaki Nishimura, a senior research engineer at Samsung Electronics, says that this new prototype “is a unique combination of the elements to generate an electric charge, which can be used to charge electronic devices.”
The device uses a nickel, a titanium, a carbon, a silicon, and a nickel-based electrolyte.
The silicon and carbon are used as the electrolyte in the electrolyzer, and the silicon-carbon-nickel catalyst is used to dissolve the silicon, which creates a hydrogen ion.
Nishimura says that the device was created with a focus on a future device that uses silicon and nickel as a cathode material, and is similar to an electrochemical device that produces an electrical current.
He says that Samsung Electronics was particularly interested in the use of nickel as an electrolyte because it has a high electrical conductivity and high thermal conductivity, and could be used in a range of devices.NISHIMURA: If you add an electron to an electrolyzer with the right chemical reaction, it will create a hydrogen electrode.
The process that you have to do is to react the nickel, which is very stable, with a specific amount of nitrogen to get the nitrogen to react with the nickel to produce hydrogen.
And that is what we do in this new invention.
In addition, you can use the nickel and silicon in this device.
So we wanted to design a product that would have a higher electrical conductive value.NINJIMURA:(laughs) So the new device was developed using the latest technology that can handle nickel as the catalyst and silicon and nitrogen.
And so, we believe that this technology will have great potential in future.NICHI: This is the first device that we have developed that uses hydrogen as the catalytic element.
I think it is a very interesting concept, so it was very exciting to design this device with it.
NISHIMURI: (laughs) This is a new concept for us.
I am very proud that we developed this idea.
The nickel catalyst is very unique.
It is very interesting.
I am sure that it will be interesting to see if this new technology will be used on other electronic devices.
This new technology could help us in the future in the development of other devices.