Frontiers of research in photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide an outlook for future research in semiconductor electrochemistry. A historical perspective is first presented to frame the recent scientific and technological progress that has been made in the field. The remainder of the article provides an overview of two selected research projects at the frontier of photoelectrochemistry. The first example discusses how exploitation of a deliberately nanostructured interface can provide useful enhancements to the kinetics of interfacial charge transfer events and can allow the use of catalysts without suffering concomitant efficiency losses. The second example discusses a model system that is useful for elucidating the interconnections between the chemical modification, electrical properties, and electrochemical behavior of photoelectrode surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Volume508
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 27 2001

Keywords

  • Chemically modified electrodes
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Semiconductor electrochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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