Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production
Green Car Congress
FEBRUARY 20, 2021
Scientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting. This photocurrent drives the chemical reactions that split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Choi and Galli, experimental and theoretical leaders in the field of solar fuels, respectively, have been collaborating for several years to design and optimize photoelectrodes for producing solar fuels.