This book covers the field of solar production of hydrogen by water photo-splitting (photoelectrolysis) using semiconductor photoanodes. The emphasis of the discussion is on the use of nanotechnology in the field. The theories behind photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical processes responsible for hydrogen production are given in detail. This provides a state-of-the-art review of the semiconductor materials and methods used for improving the efficiency of the processes. The book also gives an account of the techniques used for making the nanostructures.The Nb doping also led to the formation of recombination centers that drastically reduced the photoelectrochemical efficiency of the Ti1-xNbxO2 ... Fujishima A, Honda K (1972) Electrochemical photolysis of water at a semiconductor electrode.
|Title||:||Light, Water, Hydrogen|
|Author||:||Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-03|