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Semiconductor-Based Photocatalytic Systems for the Solar-Light-Driven Water Splitting and Hydrogen Evolution

  • Oleksandr StroyukEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 99)

Abstract

The research and development of new technologies for the conversion and storage of inexhaustible solar light energy were boosted several decades ago by the 1970th fuel crisis and a strategic need for sustainable power sources that can serve as alternatives to the fossil fuels. The basic idea was to accumulate the solar light energy as the electricity as well as to store it in the form of highly endothermic and eco-friendly fuels, in particular, molecular hydrogen produced by the photochemical splitting of water.

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