hydrogen; metal sulfide; thin films; nanostructure; solar energy; molecular catalysts; atomic layer deposition; photoelectrochemical; water splitting
Tilley S. David, Selloni Annabella, Hisatomi Takashi (2019), Preface to Special Issue of ChemSusChem —Water Splitting: From Theory to Practice, in ChemSusChem
, 12(9), 1771-1774.
Vijselaar Wouter, Kunturu Pramod Patil, Moehl Thomas, Tilley S. David, Huskens Jurriaan (2019), Tandem Cuprous Oxide/Silicon Microwire Hydrogen-Evolving Photocathode with Photovoltage Exceeding 1.3 V, in ACS Energy Letters
Moehl Thomas, Cui Wei, Wick-Joliat René, Tilley S. David (2019), Resistance-based analysis of limiting interfaces in multilayer water splitting photocathodes by impedance spectroscopy, in Sustainable Energy & Fuels
, 3(8), 2067-2075.
Wick-Joliat René, Musso Tiziana, Prabhakar Rajiv Ramanujam, Löckinger Johannes, Siol Sebastian, Cui Wei, Sévery Laurent, Moehl Thomas, Suh Jihye, Hutter Jürg, Iannuzzi Marcella, Tilley S. David (2019), Stable and tunable phosphonic acid dipole layer for band edge engineering of photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic heterojunction devices, in Energy & Environmental Science
, 12(6), 1901-1909.
Siol Sebastian, Beall Casey, Ott Noémie, Döbeli Max, González-Castaño Miriam, Wick-Joliat René, Tilley S. David, Jeurgens Lars P.H., Schmutz Patrik, Cancellieri Claudia (2019), Anodizing of Self-Passivating W x Ti 1– x Precursors for W x Ti 1– x O n Oxide Alloys with Tailored Stability, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
, 11(9), 9510-9518.
Tilley S. David (2019), Recent Advances and Emerging Trends in Photo-Electrochemical Solar Energy Conversion, in Advanced Energy Materials
, 9(2), 1802877-1802877.
Cui Wei, Moehl Thomas, Siol Sebastian, Tilley S. David (2019), Operando electrochemical study of charge carrier processes in water splitting photoanodes protected by atomic layer deposited TiO 2, in Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Yang Wooseok, Prabhakar Rajiv Ramanujam, Tan Jeiwan, Tilley S. David, Moon Jooho (2019), Strategies for enhancing the photocurrent, photovoltage, and stability of photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting, in Chemical Society Reviews
Sévery Laurent, Siol Sebastian, Tilley S. (2018), Design of Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts Stabilized by Ultrathin Inorganic Overlayers—Is Active Site Protection Necessary?, in Inorganics
, 6(4), 105-105.
Kraack Jan Philip, Sévery Laurent, Tilley S. David, Hamm Peter (2018), Plasmonic Substrates Do Not Promote Vibrational Energy Transfer at Solid–Liquid Interfaces, in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
, 9(1), 49-56.
Prabhakar Rajiv Ramanujam, Cui Wei, Tilley S. David (2018), New Earth-abundant Materials for Large-scale Solar Fuels Generation, in CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
, 72(5), 333-337.
Niu Wenzhe, Moehl Thomas, Cui Wei, Wick-Joliat René, Zhu Liping, Tilley S. David (2018), Extended Light Harvesting with Dual Cu 2 O-Based Photocathodes for High Efficiency Water Splitting, in Advanced Energy Materials
, 8(10), 1702323-1702323.
Cui Wei, Niu Wenzhe, Wick-Joliat René, Moehl Thomas, Tilley S. David (2018), Operando deconvolution of photovoltaic and electrocatalytic performance in ALD TiO 2 protected water splitting photocathodes, in Chemical Science
, 9(28), 6062-6067.
Moehl Thomas, Suh Jihye, Sévery Laurent, Wick-Joliat René, Tilley S. David (2017), Investigation of (Leaky) ALD TiO 2 Protection Layers for Water-Splitting Photoelectrodes, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
, 9(50), 43614-43622.
Wang Fuxian, Septina Wilman, Chemseddine Abdelkrim, Abdi Fatwa F., Friedrich Dennis, Bogdanoff Peter, van de Krol Roel, Tilley S. David, Berglund Sean P. (2017), Gradient Self-Doped CuBi 2 O 4 with Highly Improved Charge Separation Efficiency, in Journal of the American Chemical Society
, 139(42), 15094-15103.
Septina Wilman, Tilley S. David (2017), Emerging Earth-abundant materials for scalable solar water splitting, in Current Opinion in Electrochemistry
, 2(1), 120-127.
Prabhakar Rajiv Ramanujam, Septina Wilman, Siol Sebastian, Moehl Thomas, Wick-Joliat René, Tilley S. David (2017), Photocorrosion-resistant Sb 2 Se 3 photocathodes with earth abundant MoS x hydrogen evolution catalyst, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A
, 5(44), 23139-23145.
Septina Wilman, Prabhakar Rajiv Ramanujam, Wick René, Moehl Thomas, Tilley S. David (2017), Stabilized Solar Hydrogen Production with CuO/CdS Heterojunction Thin Film Photocathodes, in Chemistry of Materials
Wick René, Tilley David (2015), Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion with Cu2O, in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
, 119(47), 26243.
The aim of this proposal is to target those areas of research within the domain of photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting with inorganic thin films that still require fundamental investigation, and can be summed up as maximization of the photovoltage and stability of materials. In the first part, I propose methods for stabilization of some promising metal sulfide photoabsorbers for use as both photocathodes and photoanodes. In the second part, I propose a general method for engineering the band edge position of oxide semiconductors for use as photoanodes for water oxidation. Finally, I propose a new strategy for anchored molecular catalysts on semiconductor surfaces, with the aim of creating a general method for coupling homogeneous catalysts with photoelectrodes.