Water 2011, 3(1), 235-253; doi:10.3390/w3010235
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Water Radiolysis: Influence of Oxide Surfaces on H2 Production under Ionizing Radiation

Institut Rayonnement Matière de Saclay, Service Interdisciplinaire sur les Systèmes Moléculaires et les Matériaux, UMR 3299 CNRS/CEA SIS2M, Laboratoire de Radiolyse, Bâtiment 546, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Received: 28 December 2010; in revised form: 27 January 2011 / Accepted: 8 February 2011 / Published: 28 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water: Facts without Myths)
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Abstract: The radiolysis of water due to ionizing radiation results in the production of electrons, H· atoms, ·OH radicals, H3O+ ions and molecules (dihydrogen H2 and hydrogen peroxide H2O2). A brief history of the development of the understanding of water radiolysis is presented, with a focus on the H2 production. This H2 production is strongly modified at oxide surfaces. Different parameters accounting for this behavior are presented.
Keywords: water; radiolysis; ionizing radiation; H2 production; solid/liquid interface

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Le Caër, S. Water Radiolysis: Influence of Oxide Surfaces on H2 Production under Ionizing Radiation. Water 2011, 3, 235-253.

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