Light, Water, Hydrogen [electronic resource] : The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis / edited by Craig A. Grimes, Oomman K. Varghese, Sudhir Ranjan.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2008Description: XXII, 546 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387682389Subject(s): Engineering | Physical optics | Optical materials | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Renewable Energy Sources | Applied Optics, Optoelectronics, Optical Devices | Optical and Electronic Materials | NanotechnologyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TJ807-830Online resources: Click here to access online
From Hydrocarbons to Hydrogen: Towards a Sustainable Future -- Hydrogen Generation by Water Splitting -- Photoelectrolysis -- Oxide Semiconducting Materials as Photoanodes -- Oxide Semiconductors Nano-Crystalline Tubular and Porous Systems -- Oxide Semiconductors: Suspended Nanoparticle Systems -- Non-Oxide Semiconductor Nanostructures -- Photovoltaic - Electrolysis Cells.
The development of a direct, inexpensive, and efficient method for converting solar energy into a portable, clean fuel would allow elimination of the growing problems associated with the ever increasing use of fossil fuels and the reality of their rapid depletion. As the title suggests, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis, considers the combination of water and light with a suitable semiconductor to achieve a safe, renewable and therefore inexhaustable means for hydrogen generation via the splitting of the water molecule, or photoelectrolysis. The authors consider the impact of recent advances in nanotechnology on the water photoelectrolysis field, providing specific examples as well as the theories and methods necessary for achieving useful water photoelectrolysis systems. Written for users in a wide range of disciplines, including materials scientists, chemists, electrical engineers, and physicists, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis is an up-to-date, invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers.