4-D printed maple leaf acts like a hydrogen fuel cell

Thu Nov 30, 2017
4-D printing is a next-generation technique that allows researchers to create technology that can also perform biological functions.This 4-D printed maple leaf is made of silver nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and membrane proteins that, when submerged in water and irradiated with UV light, splits water molecules to generate hydrogen—essentially recreating the inner workings of a hydrogen fuel cell.Read more about 4-D printing at https://www.folio.ca/4-d-printing-could-pave-way-to-manufacturing-human-organs