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Renewables > Solar Water Splitting

Maximizing Solar-to-Fuel Conversion Efficiency in Photo-Electrochemical Cells with Heat and Concentrated Sunlight

Start Date: September 2013

Investigators

William Chueh and Nick Melosh, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Annual Reports

Publications

  • L. Zhang, X. Ye, M. Boloor, A. Poletayev, N. A. Melosh, W. C. Chueh.. Thermally Activating Small Polaron Hopping in Monolithic Si/SnO2/Mo:BiVO4 for Water Oxidation. Energy Environ. Sci. (2016). In Press.
  • X. Ye, J. Yang, M. Boloor, N. A. Melosh, W. C. Chueh. Thermally-Enhanced Minority Carrier Collection in Hematite During Photoelectrochemical Water and Sulfite Oxidation. J. Mater. Chem. A. 3, 10801-10810 (2015).
  • L. Zhang, X. Ye, M. Boloor, A. Poletayev, N. A. Melosh, W C. Chueh, Monolithic Si-BiVO4 Heterostructured Photoanode with Substantially Improved Turn-On Voltage. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Apr. 8 2015.
  • L. Zhang, X. Ye, M. Boloor, A. Poletayev, N. A. Melosh, W. C. Chueh. Enhanced Photocurrent in Mo:BiVO4 by Thermally Activating Small Polaron Hopping. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, USA, April 6, 2015.
  • Ye, X., Yang, J., Boloor, M., Melosh, N. A., & Chueh, W. C. Synergistic Enhancement of Hematite Photoanode with Temperature and Optical Concentration. Manuscript under preparation.

Presentations

  • Ye, X., Yang, J., Boloor, M., Melosh, N. A., & Chueh, W. C. Synergistic Enhancement of Hematite Photoanode with Temperature and Optical Concentration. Manuscript under preparation.Updated July 2015