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Experimental and Computational Studies on the Design of Dyes for Water-splitting Dye-sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cells

Abstract Solar energy is a promising alternative for addressing the world's current and future energy requirements in a sustainable way. Because solar irradiation is intermittent, it is necessary to store this energy in the form of a fuel so it can be used when required. The light-driven splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen (a useful chemical fuel) is a fascinating theoretical and experimental challenge that is worth pursuing because the advance of the knowledge that it implies and the availability of water and sunlight. Inspired by natural photosynthesis and building on previous work from our laboratory, this dissertation focuses on the development of water-splitting dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical tandem cells (WSDSPETCs). The desig... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Mendez-Hernandez, Dalvin D. (Author) / Moore, Ana L (Advisor) / Mujica, Vladimiro (Advisor) / Gust, Devens J. (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Energy / DFT calculations / Photoelectrochemical tandem cells / Porphyrins and phthalocyanines / Water splitting
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 123 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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