Solar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Photocatalyst Powders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622153
Title:
Solar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Photocatalyst Powders
Authors:
Takanabe, Kazuhiro ( 0000-0001-5374-9451 )
Abstract:
Solar energy conversion is essential to address the gap between energy production and increasing demand. Large scale energy generation from solar energy can only be achieved through equally large scale collection of the solar spectrum. Overall water splitting using heterogeneous photocatalysts with a single semiconductor enables the direct generation of H from photoreactors and is one of the most economical technologies for large-scale production of solar fuels. Efficient photocatalyst materials are essential to make this process feasible for future technologies. To achieve efficient photocatalysis for overall water splitting, all of the parameters involved at different time scales should be improved because the overall efficiency is obtained by the multiplication of all these fundamental efficiencies. Accumulation of knowledge ranging from solid-state physics to electrochemistry and a multidisciplinary approach to conduct various measurements are inevitable to be able to understand photocatalysis fully and to improve its efficiency.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Takanabe K (2015) Solar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Photocatalyst Powders. Solar Energy for Fuels: 73–103. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/128_2015_646.
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Topics in Current Chemistry
Issue Date:
1-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1007/128_2015_646
PubMed ID:
26134367
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
0340-1022; 1436-5049
Appears in Collections:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Book Chapters

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dc.contributor.authorTakanabe, Kazuhiroen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T08:10:22Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-02T08:10:22Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-01en
dc.identifier.citationTakanabe K (2015) Solar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Photocatalyst Powders. Solar Energy for Fuels: 73–103. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/128_2015_646.en
dc.identifier.issn0340-1022en
dc.identifier.issn1436-5049en
dc.identifier.pmid26134367en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/128_2015_646en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622153-
dc.description.abstractSolar energy conversion is essential to address the gap between energy production and increasing demand. Large scale energy generation from solar energy can only be achieved through equally large scale collection of the solar spectrum. Overall water splitting using heterogeneous photocatalysts with a single semiconductor enables the direct generation of H from photoreactors and is one of the most economical technologies for large-scale production of solar fuels. Efficient photocatalyst materials are essential to make this process feasible for future technologies. To achieve efficient photocatalysis for overall water splitting, all of the parameters involved at different time scales should be improved because the overall efficiency is obtained by the multiplication of all these fundamental efficiencies. Accumulation of knowledge ranging from solid-state physics to electrochemistry and a multidisciplinary approach to conduct various measurements are inevitable to be able to understand photocatalysis fully and to improve its efficiency.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.subjectElectrocatalysisen
dc.subjectHydrogenen
dc.subjectOverall water splittingen
dc.subjectPhotocatalysisen
dc.subjectSemiconductoren
dc.titleSolar Water Splitting Using Semiconductor Photocatalyst Powdersen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalTopics in Current Chemistryen
kaust.authorTakanabe, Kazuhiroen

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