High performance nanostructured Silicon heterojunction for water splitting on large scales
KAUST DepartmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
Electrical Engineering Program
PRIMALIGHT Research Group
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
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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 -. Despite the promising initial results, there are still many drawbacks that needs to be overcome to reach large scale production with optimized performances . 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.
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.
Journal2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)