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Structural and Photoelectrochemical Characterization of Gallium Phosphide Semiconductors Modified with Molecular Cobalt Catalysts

Abstract The molecular modification of semiconductors has applications in energy

conversion and storage, including artificial photosynthesis. In nature, the active sites of

enzymes are typically earth-abundant metal centers and the protein provides a unique

three-dimensional environment for effecting catalytic transformations. Inspired by this

biological architecture, a synthetic methodology using surface-grafted polymers with

discrete chemical recognition sites for assembling human-engineered catalysts in three-dimensional

environments is presented. The use of polymeric coatings to interface cobalt-containing

catalysts with semiconductors for solar fuel production is introduced in

Chapter 1. The following three chapters demonstrate the vers... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Beiler, Anna Mary (Author) / Moore, Gary F. (Advisor) / Moore, Thomas A. (Advisor) / Redding, Kevin E. (Committee member) / Allen, James P. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Physical chemistry / Energy / artificial photosynthesis / electrocatalysis / interfaces / molecular catalysis / solar fuels / surface functionalization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Biochemistry 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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