Membrane-bound photoelectrochemical production of fuels from sunlight

Nathan S. Lewis, Jacob Good, Emily Warren, James McKone

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In this talk, we will discuss the use of microrod arrays embedded a polymeric membrane, along with suitable heterogeneous catalysts, to produce fuels from sunlight. Fuels include production of hydrogen and reduction of carbon dioxide, as well as evolution of dioxygen from water. The strategy exploits the beneficial features of arrays of microrods of semiconductor photoelectrodes, which allows for the use of impure, low minority carrier diffusion length materials while still providing effective carrier collection and enabling the use of relative modest activity catalysts for the fuel-forming reactions of concern.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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