Photoelectrochemical Solar Fuel Production

From Basic Principles to Advanced Devices

  • Sixto Giménez
  • Juan Bisquert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laurence M. Peter
      Pages 3-40
    3. Richard L. Doyle, Michael E. G. Lyons
      Pages 41-104
    4. Pitchaimuthu Sudhagar, Nitish Roy, Raman Vedarajan, Anitha Devadoss, Chiaki Terashima, Kazuya Nakata et al.
      Pages 105-160
  3. Methods

  4. Materials and Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Fatwa F. Abdi, Sean P. Berglund, Roel van de Krol
      Pages 355-391
    3. James E. Thorne, Yumin He, Dunwei Wang
      Pages 463-492
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 549-559

About this book


This book explores the conversion for solar energy into renewable liquid fuels through electrochemical reactions. The first section of the book is devoted to the theoretical fundamentals of solar fuels production, focusing on the surface properties of semiconductor materials in contact with aqueous solutions and the reaction mechanisms. The second section describes a collection of current, relevant characterization techniques, which provide essential information of the band structure of the semiconductors and carrier dynamics at the interface semiconductor.  The third, and last section comprises the most recent developments in materials and engineered structures to optimize the performance of solar-to-fuel conversion devices.


Artificial Photosynthesis Electrochemical Spectroscopy Hierarchical Nanostructures Metal Oxide Nanostructures Metal Oxide Photoelectrodes Mott Schottky Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production Photoelectrochemical Solar Fuel Production Photoelectrochemical Testing Semiconductor Nanostructures Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry Solar Fuels Solar Hydrogen Solar to Hydrogen Conversion Transient Absorption Spectroscopy Water Splitting

Editors and affiliations

  • Sixto Giménez
    • 1
  • Juan Bisquert
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM)Univrsitat Jaume ICastelló de la PlanaSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM)Univrsitat Jaume ICastello de la PlanaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29639-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29641-8
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