Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols

Chen, Zhebo, Jaramillo, Thomas F., Deutsch, Todd G., Kleiman-Shwarsctein, Alan, Forman, Arnold J., Gaillard, Nicolas, Garland, Roxanne, Takanabe, Kazuhiro, Heske, Clemens, Sunkara, Mahendra, McFarland, Eric W., Domen, Kazunari, Miller, Eric L., Turner, John A. and Dinh, Huyen N. (2010) Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols. Journal of Materials Research, 25 1: 3-16. doi:10.1557/jmr.2010.0020


Author Chen, Zhebo
Jaramillo, Thomas F.
Deutsch, Todd G.
Kleiman-Shwarsctein, Alan
Forman, Arnold J.
Gaillard, Nicolas
Garland, Roxanne
Takanabe, Kazuhiro
Heske, Clemens
Sunkara, Mahendra
McFarland, Eric W.
Domen, Kazunari
Miller, Eric L.
Turner, John A.
Dinh, Huyen N.
Title Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols
Journal name Journal of Materials Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0884-2914
2044-5326
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1557/jmr.2010.0020
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 16
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Subject 2500 Materials Science
2210 Mechanical Engineering
2211 Mechanics of Materials
3104 Condensed Matter Physics
Abstract Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting for hydrogen production is a promising technology that uses sunlight and water to produce renewable hydrogen with oxygen as a by-product. In the expanding field of PEC hydrogen production, the use of standardized © 2010 Materials Research Society screening methods and reporting has emerged as a necessity. This article is intended to provide guidance on key practices in characterization of PEC materials and proper reporting of efficiencies. Presented here are the definitions of various efficiency values that pertain to PEC, with an emphasis on the importance of solar-to-hydrogen efficiency, as well as a flow chart with standard procedures for PEC characterization techniques for planar photoelectrode materials (i.e., not suspensions of particles) with a focus on single band gap absorbers. These guidelines serve as a foundation and prelude to a much more complete and in-depth discussion of PEC techniques and procedures presented elsewhere.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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