Recent advances in the field of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) applied to solar water and H2S splitting and hydrogen production are reviewed with meaningful examples and case studies. At the molecular level, significant recent efforts have been directed towards the development of stable dye sensitizers/water oxidation catalyst assemblies. In the field of photoactive nanostructured materials and interfaces, novel highly ordered semiconductors nanostructures (i.e., anodically grown titania nanotubes) are drawing an increasing interest, under both the fundamental and applicative points of view, due to improved charge transfer kinetics with respect to more conventional sintered nanoparticle substrates. These features, coupled with low cost and ease of fabrication, stand as a good promise for the realization of solar devices capable of solar hydrogen production at a useful rate. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Hydrogen Production with Nanostructured and Sensitized Metal Oxides

CARAMORI, Stefano
;
V. Cristino;ARGAZZI, Roberto;BIGNOZZI, Carlo Alberto
2011

Abstract

Recent advances in the field of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) applied to solar water and H2S splitting and hydrogen production are reviewed with meaningful examples and case studies. At the molecular level, significant recent efforts have been directed towards the development of stable dye sensitizers/water oxidation catalyst assemblies. In the field of photoactive nanostructured materials and interfaces, novel highly ordered semiconductors nanostructures (i.e., anodically grown titania nanotubes) are drawing an increasing interest, under both the fundamental and applicative points of view, due to improved charge transfer kinetics with respect to more conventional sintered nanoparticle substrates. These features, coupled with low cost and ease of fabrication, stand as a good promise for the realization of solar devices capable of solar hydrogen production at a useful rate. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
978-3-642-22294-8
978-3-642-22293-1
Anodization; Catalysts; Metal oxide semiconductors; Nanotubes; Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production;
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