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Sunlight absorption in water – efficiency and design implications for photoelectrochemical devices

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Abstract

Sunlight absorption in water has a critical impact on solar fuel generation by direct photoelectrolysis because devices are commonly illuminated through the aqueous electrolyte. We show the relevant reference spectra, calculate fundamental solar-to-hydrogen efficiency prospects, and discuss the design implications for unassisted solar water-splitting devices.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2014, accepted on 02 Jul 2014 and first published on 03 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01753F
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Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2014,7, 2951-2956

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    Sunlight absorption in water – efficiency and design implications for photoelectrochemical devices

    H. Döscher, J. F. Geisz, T. G. Deutsch and J. A. Turner, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 2951
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01753F

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