Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Standards, Experimental Methods, and Protocols

  • Zhebo Chen
  • Huyen N. Dinh
  • Eric Miller

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 1-5
  3. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 7-16
  4. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 17-44
  5. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 45-47
  6. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 49-62
  7. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 63-85
  8. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 87-97
  9. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 99-103
  10. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 105-113
  11. Zhebo Chen, Todd G. Deutsch, Huyen N. Dinh, Kazunari Domen, Keith Emery, Arnold J. Forman et al.
    Pages 115-118
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 119-126

About this book

Introduction

This book outlines many of the techniques involved in materials development and characterization for photoelectrochemical (PEC) – for example, proper metrics for describing material performance, how to assemble testing cells and prepare materials for assessment of their properties, and how to perform the experimental measurements needed to achieve reliable results towards better scientific understanding. For each technique, proper procedure,  benefits, limitations, and data interpretation are discussed. Consolidating this information in a short, accessible, and easy to read reference guide will allow researchers to more rapidly immerse themselves into PEC research and also better compare their results against those of other researchers to better advance materials development.

This book serves as a “how-to” guide for researchers engaged in or interested in engaging in the field of photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. PEC water splitting is a rapidly growing field of research in which the goal is to develop materials which can absorb the energy from sunlight to drive electrochemical hydrogen production from the splitting of water. The substantial complexity in the scientific understanding and experimental protocols needed to sufficiently pursue accurate and reliable materials development means that a large need exists to consolidate and standardize the most common methods utilized by researchers in this field.

Keywords

Alternative Energy Electrodes Hydrogen Detection Hydrogen Production PEC Photoelectochemical Water Splitting Photovoltaics UV-Vis Water Splitting

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhebo Chen
    • 1
  • Huyen N. Dinh
    • 2
  • Eric Miller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Hydrogen Technologies and Systems CenterNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA
  3. 3.Fuel Cell TechnologiesU.S. Department of EnergyWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8298-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8297-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8298-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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