Recent Advances in Earth-Abundant Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Wooseok Yang, Jooho Moon

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The conversion of solar energy into hydrogen through photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is an attractive way to store renewable energy. Despite the intriguing concept of solar hydrogen production, efficient PEC devices based on earth-abundant semiconductors should be realized to compete economically with conventional steam reforming processes. Herein, recent milestones in photocathode development for PEC water splitting, particularly in earth-abundant semiconductors, in terms of new techniques for enhancing performance, as well as theoretical aspects, are highlighted. In addition, recent research into newly emerging low-cost p-type semiconductors in the PEC field, such as Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4 and Sb2Se3, are scrutinized and the advantages and disadvantages of each material assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1889-1899
Number of pages11
JournalChemSusChem
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 8

Fingerprint

Photocathodes
Earth (planet)
Semiconductor materials
Water
hydrogen
Steam reforming
Hydrogen production
water
Solar energy
Hydrogen
cost
energy
semiconductor
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

Cite this

@article{18af77460d02411f9aa68f01438ad2d3,
title = "Recent Advances in Earth-Abundant Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting",
abstract = "The conversion of solar energy into hydrogen through photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is an attractive way to store renewable energy. Despite the intriguing concept of solar hydrogen production, efficient PEC devices based on earth-abundant semiconductors should be realized to compete economically with conventional steam reforming processes. Herein, recent milestones in photocathode development for PEC water splitting, particularly in earth-abundant semiconductors, in terms of new techniques for enhancing performance, as well as theoretical aspects, are highlighted. In addition, recent research into newly emerging low-cost p-type semiconductors in the PEC field, such as Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4 and Sb2Se3, are scrutinized and the advantages and disadvantages of each material assessed.",
author = "Wooseok Yang and Jooho Moon",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "8",
doi = "10.1002/cssc.201801554",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
pages = "1889--1899",
journal = "ChemSusChem",
issn = "1864-5631",
publisher = "Wiley-VCH Verlag",
number = "9",

}

Recent Advances in Earth-Abundant Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. / Yang, Wooseok; Moon, Jooho.

In: ChemSusChem, Vol. 12, No. 9, 08.05.2019, p. 1889-1899.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - Recent Advances in Earth-Abundant Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

AU - Yang, Wooseok

AU - Moon, Jooho

PY - 2019/5/8

Y1 - 2019/5/8

N2 - The conversion of solar energy into hydrogen through photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is an attractive way to store renewable energy. Despite the intriguing concept of solar hydrogen production, efficient PEC devices based on earth-abundant semiconductors should be realized to compete economically with conventional steam reforming processes. Herein, recent milestones in photocathode development for PEC water splitting, particularly in earth-abundant semiconductors, in terms of new techniques for enhancing performance, as well as theoretical aspects, are highlighted. In addition, recent research into newly emerging low-cost p-type semiconductors in the PEC field, such as Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4 and Sb2Se3, are scrutinized and the advantages and disadvantages of each material assessed.

AB - The conversion of solar energy into hydrogen through photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is an attractive way to store renewable energy. Despite the intriguing concept of solar hydrogen production, efficient PEC devices based on earth-abundant semiconductors should be realized to compete economically with conventional steam reforming processes. Herein, recent milestones in photocathode development for PEC water splitting, particularly in earth-abundant semiconductors, in terms of new techniques for enhancing performance, as well as theoretical aspects, are highlighted. In addition, recent research into newly emerging low-cost p-type semiconductors in the PEC field, such as Cu2BaSn(S,Se)4 and Sb2Se3, are scrutinized and the advantages and disadvantages of each material assessed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85052813125&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85052813125&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/cssc.201801554

DO - 10.1002/cssc.201801554

M3 - Review article

C2 - 30102017

AN - SCOPUS:85052813125

VL - 12

SP - 1889

EP - 1899

JO - ChemSusChem

JF - ChemSusChem

SN - 1864-5631

IS - 9

ER -