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A methodological review on material growth and synthesis of solar-driven water splitting photoelectrochemical cells

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Abstract

As a renewable and sustainable energy source and an alternative to fossil fuels, solar-driven water splitting with photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell is a promising approach to obtain hydrogen fuel with its near-zero carbon emission pathway by transforming incident sunlight, the most abundant energy source. Because of its importance and future prospects, a number of architectures with their own features have been formed by various synthesis and growth methods. Because the materials themselves are one of the most dominant components, they determine the solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of the PEC cells. Thus, several representative PEC cells were reviewed by categorizing them as per synthesis and/or growth methods such as physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, electrochemical deposition, etc. This review provides researchers with an overview and acts as a guide for research on solar-driven water splitting PEC cells.

Graphical abstract: A methodological review on material growth and synthesis of solar-driven water splitting photoelectrochemical cells

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Submitted
12 Jul 2019
Accepted
16 Sep 2019
First published
23 Sep 2019

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2019,9, 30112-30124
Article type
Review Article

A methodological review on material growth and synthesis of solar-driven water splitting photoelectrochemical cells

K. Park, Y. J. Kim, T. Yoon, S. David and Y. M. Song, RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 30112
DOI: 10.1039/C9RA05341G

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