Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 17, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Nano-architecture and material designs for water splitting photoelectrodes

Author affiliations

Abstract

This review concerns the efficient conversion of sunlight into chemical fuels through the photoelectrochemical splitting of water, which has the potential to generate sustainable hydrogen fuel. In this review, we discuss various photoelectrode materials and relative design strategies with their associated fabrication for solar water splitting. Factors affecting photoelectrochemical performance of these materials and designs are also described. The most recent progress in the research and development of new materials as well as their corresponding photoelectrodes is also summarized in this review. Finally, the research strategies and future directions for water splitting are discussed with recommendations to facilitate the further exploration of new photoelectrode materials and their associated technologies.

Graphical abstract: Nano-architecture and material designs for water splitting photoelectrodes

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Jan 2012 and first published on 04 Jul 2012


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35019J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 5654-5671
  •   Request permissions

    Nano-architecture and material designs for water splitting photoelectrodes

    H. M. Chen, C. K. Chen, R. Liu, L. Zhang, J. Zhang and D. P. Wilkinson, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 5654
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35019J

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements