High performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scales

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626117
Title:
High performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scales
Authors:
Bonifazi, Marcella; Fu, Hui-chun; He, Jr-Hau ( 0000-0003-1886-9241 ) ; Fratalocchi, Andrea ( 0000-0001-6769-4439 )
Abstract:
In past years the global demand for energy has been increasing steeply, as well as the awareness that new sources of clean energy are essential. Photo-electrochemical devices (PEC) for water splitting applications have stirred great interest, and different approach has been explored to improve the efficiency of these devices and to avoid optical losses at the interfaces with water. These include engineering materials and nanostructuring the device's surfaces [1]-[2]. Despite the promising initial results, there are still many drawbacks that needs to be overcome to reach large scale production with optimized performances [3]. We present a new device that relies on the optimization of the nanostructuring process that exploits suitably disordered surfaces. Additionally, this device could harvest light on both sides to efficiently gain and store the energy to keep the photocatalytic reaction active.
KAUST Department:
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Electrical Engineering Program; PRIMALIGHT Research Group; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Bonifazi M, Fu HC, He JH, Fratalocchi A (2017) High performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scales. 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086647.
Publisher:
IEEE
Journal:
2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Issue Date:
2-Nov-2017
DOI:
10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086647
Type:
Presentation
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8086647/
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Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; PRIMALIGHT Research Group; Electrical Engineering Program; Presentations; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorBonifazi, Marcellaen
dc.contributor.authorFu, Hui-chunen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
dc.contributor.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-06T07:09:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-06T07:09:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-02en
dc.identifier.citationBonifazi M, Fu HC, He JH, Fratalocchi A (2017) High performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scales. 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086647.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2017.8086647en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626117-
dc.description.abstractIn past years the global demand for energy has been increasing steeply, as well as the awareness that new sources of clean energy are essential. Photo-electrochemical devices (PEC) for water splitting applications have stirred great interest, and different approach has been explored to improve the efficiency of these devices and to avoid optical losses at the interfaces with water. These include engineering materials and nanostructuring the device's surfaces [1]-[2]. Despite the promising initial results, there are still many drawbacks that needs to be overcome to reach large scale production with optimized performances [3]. We present a new device that relies on the optimization of the nanostructuring process that exploits suitably disordered surfaces. Additionally, this device could harvest light on both sides to efficiently gain and store the energy to keep the photocatalytic reaction active.en
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8086647/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC, 2017 Conference on)en
dc.subjectCathodesen
dc.subjectOptical device fabricationen
dc.subjectOptical imagingen
dc.subjectOptical lossesen
dc.subjectPerformance evaluationen
dc.subjectSTEMen
dc.subjectSiliconen
dc.titleHigh performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scalesen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPRIMALIGHT Research Groupen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journal2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
kaust.authorBonifazi, Marcellaen
kaust.authorFu, Hui-chunen
kaust.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
kaust.authorFratalocchi, Andreaen
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