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Application and Study of Water Oxidation Catalysts and Molecular Dyes for Solar-Fuel Production


Abstract Developing a system capable of using solar energy to drive the conversion of an abundant and available precursor to fuel would profoundly impact humanity's energy use and thereby the condition of the global ecosystem. Such is the goal of artificial photosynthesis: to convert water to hydrogen using solar radiation as the sole energy input and ideally do so with the use of low cost, abundant materials. Constructing photoelectrochemical cells incorporating photoanodes structurally reminiscent of those used in dye sensitized photovoltaic solar cells presents one approach to establishing an artificial photosynthetic system. The work presented herein describes the production, integration, and study of water oxidation catalysts, molecular dye... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Sherman, Benjamin (Author) / Moore, Thomas (Advisor) / Moore, Ana (Committee member) / Buttry, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Artificial Photosynthesis / Photoelectrochemical Cell / Phthalocyanines / Porphyrins / Solar-Fuel / Water Oxidation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 125 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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