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Issue 3, 2015
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A sensitivity analysis to assess the relative importance of improvements in electrocatalysts, light absorbers, and system geometry on the efficiency of solar-fuels generators

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Abstract

A sensitivity analysis has been performed for a variety of generic designs for solar-fuels generators. The analysis has revealed the relative importance of reductions in the overpotentials of electrocatalysts, of improvements in the materials properties of light absorbers, and of optimization in the system geometry for various different types of solar-fuels generators, while considering operation at a range of temperatures as well as under a variety of illumination intensities including up to 10-fold optical concentration.

Graphical abstract: A sensitivity analysis to assess the relative importance of improvements in electrocatalysts, light absorbers, and system geometry on the efficiency of solar-fuels generators

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2014, accepted on 23 Dec 2014 and first published on 24 Dec 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02314E
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 876-886

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    A sensitivity analysis to assess the relative importance of improvements in electrocatalysts, light absorbers, and system geometry on the efficiency of solar-fuels generators

    Y. Chen, S. Hu, C. Xiang and N. S. Lewis, Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 876
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02314E

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