Campus Units

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-2019

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers of Physics

Volume

14

Issue

5

First Page

53402

DOI

10.1007/s11467-019-0903-6

Abstract

Solar energy has promising potential for building sustainable society. Conversion of solar energy into solar fuels plays a crucial role in overcoming the intermittent nature of the renewable energy source. A photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell that employs semiconductor as photoelectrode to split water into hydrogen or fixing carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels provides great potential to achieve zero-carbon-emission society. A proper design of these semiconductor photoelectrodes thus directly influences the performance of the PEC cell. In this review, we investigate the strategies that have been put towards the design of efficient photoelectrodes for PEC water splitting and CO2 reduction in recent years and provide some future design directions toward next-generation PEC cells for water splitting and CO2 reduction.

Comments

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Frontiers of Physics. The final authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1007/s11467-019-0903-6. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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