solar energy; renewable energy; mathematical modeling; hydrogen; photoelectrochemical; PEC, water splitting; electrocatalysis; photocatalysis; water oxidation; fuel cells; electrolysis; perovskite; photovoltaic; solar fuel; carbon-neutral; hydrogen economy
Yu Yu-Xiang, Pan Linfeng, Son Min-Kyu, Mayer Matthew T., Zhang Wei-De, Hagfeldt Anders, Luo Jingshan, Graetzel Michael (2018), Solution Processed Cu2S Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, in ACS Energy Lett.
, 3, 760.
Luo Jingshan, Li Zhen, Nishiwaki Shiro, Schreier Marcel, Mayer Matthew T., Cendula Peter, Lee Yong Hui, Fu Kunwu, Cao Anyuan, Nazeeruddin Mohammad Khaja, Romanyuk Yaroslav E., Buecheler Stephan, Tilley S. David, Wong Lydia Helena, Tiwari Ayodhya N., Grätzel Michael (2015), Targeting Ideal Dual-Absorber Tandem Water Splitting Using Perovskite Photovoltaics and CuInxGa1-xSe2 Photocathodes, in Advanced Energy Materials
, 5(24), 1501520-1501520.
Dias Paula, Schreier Marcel, Tilley S. David, Luo Jingshan, Azevedo João, Andrade Luísa, Bi Dongqin, Hagfeldt Anders, Mendes Adélio, Grätzel Michael, Mayer Matthew T. (2015), Transparent Cuprous Oxide Photocathode Enabling a Stacked Tandem Cell for Unbiased Water Splitting, in Advanced Energy Materials
, 5(24), 1501537.
In order to meet the ambitious goals set forth in the Energy Strategy 2050, carbon-free or carbon-neutral alternatives to fossil fuels must be established. In harnessing the largest and most promising renewable resource, our proposal centers on the sustainable generation of hydrogen fuel using solar energy. Our aim is to advance the technology of photoelectrochemical water splitting to the point where it is attractive for industrialization. Although our flagship materials iron oxide and copper oxide show tremendous promise, there remain important areas to investigate in order to realize the full potential of these materials. This proposal focuses on the synthesis and modelling of layered cuprous oxide photocathodes, and the detailed investigations of the losses in this material, both experimentally and as revealed from the modelling studies.