A tandem dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell for light driven hydrogen production

Benjamin D. Sherman, Jesse J. Bergkamp, Chelsea L. Brown, Ana Moore, Devens Gust, Thomas Moore

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Abstract

Combining a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell for hydrogen production based on a SnO2 photoanode in series with a dye-sensitized photovoltaic solar cell using a TiO2 photoanode yields a tandem system for the generation of H2 from hydroquinone using only light energy and no applied electrical bias. To target distinct portions of the solar spectrum, a more blue-absorbing free base porphyrin and a more red-absorbing Si phthalocyanine chromophore are used at the two photoelectrodes. With incorporation of a suitable water oxidation catalyst, a similar approach could enable tandem photochemical water splitting without the need for p-type semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1812-1817
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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Photoelectrochemical cells
Hydrogen production
dye
Coloring Agents
Dyes
hydrogen
porphyrin
Water
Porphyrins
Chromophores
Solar cells
catalyst
Semiconductor materials
oxidation
Oxidation
water
Catalysts
energy
hydroquinone
phthalocyanine

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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A tandem dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell for light driven hydrogen production. / Sherman, Benjamin D.; Bergkamp, Jesse J.; Brown, Chelsea L.; Moore, Ana; Gust, Devens; Moore, Thomas.

In: Energy and Environmental Science, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 1812-1817.

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Sherman, Benjamin D. ; Bergkamp, Jesse J. ; Brown, Chelsea L. ; Moore, Ana ; Gust, Devens ; Moore, Thomas. / A tandem dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell for light driven hydrogen production. In: Energy and Environmental Science. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 1812-1817.
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