Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis

Hardcover | December 4, 2007

EditorCraig Grimes

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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.

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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 deta...

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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...

Craig A. Grimes received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.  In 1990 he joined the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory where he worked on artificial dielectric st...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:December 4, 2007Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387331980

ISBN - 13:9780387331980

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Photocatalysis and Artificial Photosynthesis.- Semiconductor Photoelectrochemical Cells for Hydrogen Generation.- Semiconductor Materials as Photoanodes.- Oxide Semiconductors: Nano - Crystalline, Tubular, and Porous Systems.- Microstructure and Quantum Size Effects on the Efficiencies.- Oxide Semiconductors: Suspended Nanoparticle Systems.- Non-Oxide Semiconductor Nanostructures.- Photovoltaic and Tandem Cells.- Nanotechnology: Prevailing Issues and Challenge.- Strategies for Future Development and Conclusions.

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From the reviews:"The 'Holy Grail' of artificial photosynthesis, particularly for hydrogen production, is often traced . . This book deals with this field, largely from the point-of-view of solid-state synthesis and engineering. . The book is useful for getting brief descriptions of the huge literature on oxide semiconductors prepared in different ways and their behavior. . if oxide materials, and especially TiO2 nanostructures, are of major interest, this book will be useful in traversing the massive literature in this field." (Allen J. Bard, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130 (26), 2008)"Grimes and colleagues (all, Pennsylvania State Univ.) have done a marvelous, meticulous job of collecting the latest developments in hydrogen evolution by nontraditional means to prepare the reader to understand and appreciate the importance of semiconductor photoelectrolysis in the energy future. . The logically developed chapters are copiously referenced (more than 1,000 references listed) and liberally annotated with graphs, tables, and other illustrative diagrams. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (S. R. Walk, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), July, 2008)