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Artificial Photosynthesis: Membrane-Supported Assemblies that Use Sunlight to Split Water

Start Date: August 2007
Status: Completed

Investigators

Nathan S. Lewis and Harry B. Gray, Department of Chemistry; Harry A. Atwater, Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology

Annual Reports

Publications

Presentations

  • Gray, H. B., J. R. Winkler, and J. L. Dempsey. “Dihydrogen Evolution from a Photogenerated Hydridocobaloxime.” 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011, INOR-455.
  • Gray, H. B. “Electron Flow Through Proteins.” 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, PHYS-94. Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  • Gray, H. B. “Fuel from Sunlight and Water.” 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, INOR-149, Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  • Stubbert, B. D. and H. B. Gray. “Highly Active Tetraiminocobalt Complexes as Electrocatalysts for Proton Reduction in Various Media.” 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, INOR-585, Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  • Gray, H. B. “Mechanisms of Solar-Driven Water Splitting Reactions.” 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, COMSCI-21, Anaheim, California, March 27-31, 2011.
  • Stubbert, B. D. and H. B. Gray. “Molecular Cobalt Complexes for Electrocatalytic Water Reduction.” Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Galveston, Texas, March 6-11, 2011.
  • Stubbert, B. D., J. C Peters, and H. B. Gray. “Molecular Cobalt Complexes for Solar Powered Electrocatalytic Water Reduction.” Gordon Research Conference on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Ventura, California, January 16-21, 2011.
  • Warren, E. L., S. W. Boettcher, M. G. Walter, J. R. McKone, H. A. Atwater, and N. S. Lewis. “Radial Junction Silicon Microwire Photocathodes.” Spring MRS Symposium EE (EE1.11) 2011.
  • Yokoyama, K., N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling Through M121X Mutant Azurins on Mixed SAM Gold Electrodes: Axial Ligand Effects on the ET rates of Blue Copper Proteins,” 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, PHYS-278, August 22-26, 2010.
  • Stubbert, B. D., B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Macrocyclic Cobalt Complexes as Electrocatalysts for Clean and Sustainable Energy,” 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, PHYS-128, August 22-26, 2010.
  • Warren, E. L., S. W. Boettcher, J. R. McKone, and N. S. Lewis, “Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Silicon Photocathodes for Hydrogen Evolution,” Proc. SPIE 7770, Idriss, H., Wang, H., Eds. 7770, 77701F, 2010.
  • Gray, H. B. “Electron Flow Through Metalloproteins,” Abstracts of Papers, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, INOR-530, March 21-25, 2010.
  • Stubbert, B. D., S. Dasgupta, and H. B. Gray. “Powering the Planet With Solar Fuel,” Abstracts of Papers, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 21-25, 2010.
  • Boettcher, S. W., E. L. Warren, M. C. Putnam, E. Santori, D. Turner-Evans, M. D. Kelzenberg, M. G. Walter, H. A. Atwater, and N. S. Lewis, and H. B. Gray. “Electron Flow Through Metalloproteins,” Abstracts of Papers, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, INOR-530, March 21-25, 2010.
  • Yokoyama, K., K. M. Lancaster, N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling Through Type Zero Blue Copper Proteins on Mixed SAM Gold Electrodes,” Gordon Research Conferences on Protein Cofactors, Radicals And Quinones, Four Points Sheraton, Ventura, CA, January 24-29, 2010.
  • Yokoyama, K., K. M. Lancaster, N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, J. R.Winkler, J. H. Richards,and H. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling Through Type Zero Blue Copper Proteins on Mixed SAM Gold Electrodes,” Gordon Research Conferences on Electrochemistry (Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar), Four Points Sheraton, Ventura, CA, January 9-10, 2010.
  • Boettcher, S. W., E. Warren, M. Putnam, J. Spurgeon, D. Turner-Evans, H. A. Atwater, and N. S. Lewis. “Silicon Photocathodes for Hydrogen Evolution,” Spring MRS Symposium S, S6.6, 2009.
  • Yokoyama, K., K. M. Lancaster, Y. Sheng, N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, B. S. Leigh, K. Niki, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling through Mutant Azurins on Mixed-SAM Gold Electrodes,” 14th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, July 25-30, 2009.
  • Lancaster, K. M., S. DeBeer George, K. Yokoyama, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. ”Type Zero Copper Proteins,” (K14, P624) 14th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, July 25-30, 2009.
  • Lancaster, K. M., J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Electron flow through copper proteins,” Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, INOR-071, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.
  • Stubbert, B. D., B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Mechanism According to Medium: Homogeneous Electrocatalysis Relevant to Clean Solar Fuels”, Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA, January 31-February 1, 2009.
  • Stubbert, B. D., B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Mechanism According to Medium: Homogeneous Electrocatalysis Relevant to Clean Solar Fuels”, Gordon Research Conference on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Four Points Sheraton, Ventura, CA, February 1-6, 2009.
  • Stubbert, B. D., B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Mechanisitic Interactions of Inorganic Catalysts for the Production of Solar Fuels”, Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Galveston, TX, March 8-13, 2009.
  • Stubbert, B. D., J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Inorganic Catalysts for the Production of Solar Fuels”, Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, March 22-26, 2009, INOR-726 (also selected for Sci-Mix session).
  • Stubbert, B. D., J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Mechanistic Investigations of Aqueous Electrocatalysts for H2 Evolution and CO2 Reduction”, Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, August 3-8, 2008.
  • Yokoyama, K., K. M. Lancaster, Y. Sheng, N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, B. S. Leigh, K. Niki, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. “Mimicking Protein-protein Electron Transfer: Electrontunneling Through Mutant Azurins on Mixed-SAM Gold Electrodes”, Gordon Research Conference on Electron Donor Acceptor Interactions, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, August 3-8, 2008.
  • Stubbert, B. D., J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Aqueous Electrocatalysts for the Conversion of Solar Energy to Fuels”, INOR-148, Abstracts of Papers, 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 17-21, 2008.
  • Yokoyama, K., K. M. Lancaster, Y. Sheng, N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, B. S. Leigh, K. Niki, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and J. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling Through Mutant Azurins on Mixed-SAM Gold Electrodes”, 3rd Joint Symposium on Bio-Related Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2008.
  • Stubbert, B. D., B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler, and H. B. Gray. “Investigations into the Mechanistic Details of Inorganic Electrocatalysts for H2 Evolution and CO2 Reduction in Water”, Osaka University GCOE Forum on Bio-Environmental Chemistry, Milton Marks Conference Center, San Francisco, CA, December 8-10, 2008.
  • Yokoyama, K., N. Nakamura, H. Ohno, B. S. Leigh, K. Niki, J. R. Winkler, J. H. Richards, and H. B. Gray. “Electron Tunneling Through Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Azurins on SAM Gold Electrodes”, Gordon Research Seminar on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Four Points Sheraton, Ventura, CA, USA, January 31, 2008.

Updated June 2011