In situ characterizations of photoelectrochemical cells for solar fuels and chemicals

Rambabu Yalavarthi, Olivier Henrotte, Alessandro Minguzzi, Paolo Ghigna, Daniel A Grave, Alberto Naldoni

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Abstract

Environmental concerns deriving from fossil fuel dependency are driving an energy transition based on sustainable processes to make fuels and chemicals. Solar hydrogen is the pillar of this new green economy, but the technological readiness level of PV electrolysis and direct photoelectrochemical (PEC) electrolysis are still too low to allow broad commercialization. Direct conversion through PEC technology has more potential in the medium–long term but must be first guided by the scientific enhancements to improve device efficiencies. For this purpose, in situ and operando photoelectrochemistry will guide the discovery of new materials and processes to make solar fuels and chemicals in PEC cells
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalMRS Energy Sustainability
Volume7
StatePublished - 2020

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