Visible light responsive metal oxide photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting: a comprehensive review on rational materials design

Wang, Song-Can, Tang, Feng-Qiu and Wang, Lian-Zhou (2018) Visible light responsive metal oxide photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting: a comprehensive review on rational materials design. Journal of Inorganic Materials, 33 2: 173-196. doi:10.15541/jim20170352


Author Wang, Song-Can
Tang, Feng-Qiu
Wang, Lian-Zhou
Title Visible light responsive metal oxide photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting: a comprehensive review on rational materials design
Journal name Journal of Inorganic Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1000-324X
Publication date 2018-02-20
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.15541/jim20170352
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 2
Start page 173
End page 196
Total pages 24
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Science Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting provides a "green" approach for hydrogen production. Photoanodes for water oxidation reactions are the bottleneck for PEC water splitting due to the involved thermodynamic and kinetic challenges. To obtain the target of 10% solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency toward practical applications, efficient photoanodes should be developed. Owing to the intrinsic advantages of low cost, good light harvesting, low toxicity, and excellent (photo)-electrochemical stability, visible light responsive metal oxides such as WO3, α-Fe2O3 and BiVO4 have attracted great attention for potential photoanodes and significant achievements have been made in the past decades. In this review, the sate-of-the-art progresses of WO3, α-Fe2O3 and BiVO4 photoanodes are summarized with an emphasis on the rational materials design toward efficient PEC water splitting. Moreover, their applications in unassisted PEC water splitting systems are briefly introduced. The perspectives on the challenges and future development of visible light responsive metal oxide photoanodes are presented.
Keyword Solar energy conversion
Semiconductor metal oxides
Photoanodes
Photoelectrochemical water splitting
Solar hydrogen
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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