Artificial photosynthesis

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Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research |

    Using photoelectrodes to split water is a promising approach to convert solar energy to fuel, but photoanode stability is often an issue. Now, a Mo-doped BiVO4 photoanode is shown to stably evolve oxygen for 1,000 h due to in situ regeneration of the catalyst, and inhibition of photocorrosion.

    • Yongbo Kuang
    • , Qingxin Jia
    • , Guijun Ma
    • , Takashi Hisatomi
    • , Tsutomu Minegishi
    • , Hiroshi Nishiyama
    • , Mamiko Nakabayashi
    • , Naoya Shibata
    • , Taro Yamada
    • , Akihiko Kudo
    •  & Kazunari Domen
    Nature Energy 2, 16191
  • Research | | open

    Theoretical limiting efficiencies play a critical role in determining technological viability and expectations for device prototypes. Here, the authors present a unified framework for photoelectrochemical device performance through which previous limiting efficiencies can be understood and contextualized.

    • Katherine T. Fountaine
    • , Hans Joachim Lewerenz
    •  & Harry A. Atwater
  • Research | | open

    The realization of photoelectrochemical water splitting requires the upscale of associated technologies. Here, the authors report a scalable design based on independent photovoltaic and electrochemical silicon thin-film modules and assess its solar hydrogen generation performance.

    • Bugra Turan
    • , Jan-Philipp Becker
    • , Félix Urbain
    • , Friedhelm Finger
    • , Uwe Rau
    •  & Stefan Haas