Progress and challenges in solar energy conversion using semiconductor/liquid junctions

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Semiconductor/liquid contacts provide the best known wet chemical means for converting and storing sunlight into chemical fuels and/or electrical power. Good progress has been made recently in understanding intefacial electron transfer processes, in evaluating the properties of nanoscale, nanostructured metal contacts on semiconductors, in functionalization of certain semiconductor surfaces, including Si and InP, and in the use of nanocrystalline mesoporous materials such as dye-sensitized titania. The presentation will focus on these topics and will highlight the outstanding problems that need to be solved to obtain a viable, inexpensive, practical solar energy conversion device from such systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication233rd ACS National Meeting, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - Dec 28 2007
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


Other233rd ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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