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Plasmonic solar water splitting

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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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10 Oct 2011
21 Oct 2011
First published
03 Nov 2011

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 5133-5146
Article type
Review Article

Plasmonic solar water splitting

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

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