Berkeley team develops host-guest nanowires for efficient water splitting and solar energy storage
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The team reports on their host-guest system of Ta:TiO 2 |BiVO 4 as a photoanode for use in solar water splitting cells in an open-access paper in the journal ACS Central Science. The host–guest nanowire architecture allows for simultaneously high light absorption and carrier collection efficiency for efficient solar water oxidation. Harnessing energy from sunlight is a means of meeting the large global energy demand in a cost-effective and environmentally benign manner.