Light, Water, Hydrogen

The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis

  • Craig A. Grimes
  • Oomman K. Varghese
  • Sudhir Ranjan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 1-33
  3. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 35-113
  4. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 115-190
  5. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 191-255
  6. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 257-369
  7. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 371-426
  8. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 427-483
  9. Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan
    Pages 485-516
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 517-546

About this book

Introduction

The development of a direct, inexpensive, and efficient method for converting solar energy into a portable, clean fuel would allow elimination of the  growing problems associated with the ever increasing use of fossil fuels and the reality of their rapid depletion.  As the title suggests, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis, considers the combination of water and light with a suitable semiconductor to achieve a safe, renewable and therefore inexhaustable means for hydrogen generation via the splitting of the water molecule, or photoelectrolysis.

The authors consider the impact of recent advances in nanotechnology on the water photoelectrolysis field, providing specific examples as well as the theories and methods necessary for achieving useful water photoelectrolysis systems.  Written for users in a wide range of disciplines, including materials scientists, chemists, electrical engineers, and physicists, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis is an up-to-date, invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers.

Keywords

Craig Grimes Grimes Oomman Varghese Ranjan Solar energy Sudhir Ran conservation green hydrogen nanostructure nanotechnology non-oxides oxides photoanodes photocatalysis photoelectrochemical photoelectrolysis semiconductor solar spectrum

Editors and affiliations

  • Craig A. Grimes
    • 1
  • Oomman K. Varghese
    • 2
  • Sudhir Ranjan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Materials Science & EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State University Materials Research InstituteUniversity Park

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68238-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33198-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68238-9
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