Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production

  • Roel van de Krol
  • Michael Grätzel

Part of the Electronic Materials: Science & Technology book series (EMST, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roel van de Krol, Michael Grätzel
      Pages 3-11
    3. Roel van de Krol
      Pages 13-67
    4. Roel van de Krol
      Pages 69-117
  3. Materials Properties and Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kevin Sivula
      Pages 121-156
  4. Devices and Device Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Eric L. Miller, Alex DeAngelis, Stewart Mallory
      Pages 205-273
  5. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Julian Keable, Brian Holcroft
      Pages 277-292
    3. Scott C. Warren
      Pages 293-316
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book


Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production describes the principles and materials challenges for the conversion of sunlight into hydrogen through water splitting at a semiconducting electrode. Readers will find an analysis of the solid state properties and materials requirements for semiconducting photo-electrodes, and a detailed description of the semiconductor/electrolyte interface and the photo-electrochemical (PEC) cell.  Experimental techniques to investigate both materials and PEC device performance are outlined, followed by an overview of the current state-of-the-art in PEC materials and devices, and combinatorial approaches towards the development of new materials. Finally, the economic and business perspectives of PEC devices are discussed, and promising future directions indicated. This book also:

  • Emphasizes defect chemical aspects of metaloxide photoelectrodes
  • Provides chapters dedicated to state-of-the-art materials and devices, measurement techniques, and combinatorial techniques to find new photoelectrode materials
  • Offers valuable discussion of business perspectives and economic outlook

Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production is a one-stop resource for scientists, students and R&D practitioners starting in this field,providing both the theoretical background as well as useful practical information on photoelectrochemical measurement techniques. Experts in the field benefit from the chapters on current state-of-the-art materials/device sand future directions.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Roel van de Krol
    • 1
  • Michael Grätzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Chemical Technology, Particle Technology GroupDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  2. 2.Fac. Sciences de Base, Inst. Sciences et Ingénierie ChimiquesEcole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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