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Plasmonic solar water splitting

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Abstract

The study of the optoelectronic effects of plasmonic metal nanoparticles on semiconductors has led to compelling evidence for plasmon-enhanced water splitting. We review the relevant physics, device geometries, and research progress in this area. We focus on localized surface plasmons and their effects on semiconductors, particularly in terms of energy transfer, scattering, and hot electron transfer.

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The article was received on 10 Oct 2011, accepted on 21 Oct 2011 and first published on 03 Nov 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02875H
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 5133-5146
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    Plasmonic solar water splitting

    S. C. Warren and E. Thimsen, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 5133
    DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02875H

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