ChE-602 - Solution-processed Semiconductor Thin Film Photoelectrodes for Solar Fuel Production


Event details

Date 15.12.2016
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Prof. Kevin Sivula
Laboratory for Molecular Engineering of Optoelectronic Nanomaterials, Faculty of Basic Science, EPFL
Category Conferences - Seminars
High-efficiency direct solar-to-fuel energy conversion can be achieved using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device consisting of an n-type photoanode in tandem with a p-type photocathode. However, the development of robust and inexpensive photoelectrodes are needed to make PEC devices economically viable. In this presentation our laboratory’s progress in the development new materials for economically-prepared, high performance photoelectrodes will be discussed along with the application toward overall PEC water splitting tandem cells for H2 production. Specifically, this talk will focus on the application of ternary oxide CuFeO2, 2D transition metal dicalcogenides, and organic (carbon-based) polymers as solution-processed photoelectrodes.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Prof. Berend Smit, Dr Kyriakos Stylianou 


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