First row transition metal catalysts for solar-driven water oxidation produced by electrodeposition

Roger, I. and Symes, M. D. (2016) First row transition metal catalysts for solar-driven water oxidation produced by electrodeposition. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4(18), pp. 6724-6741. (doi:10.1039/C5TA09423B)

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Abstract

As our reliance on renewable energy resources increases, so will our need to store this energy in the form of chemical fuels to iron-out peaks and troughs in supply. Sunlight, the most plentiful source of renewable energy, is especially problematic in this regard as it is so diffuse. One way to convert solar irradiation to fuels effectively would be to develop large surface area photo-electrochemical devices that could use sunlight directly to split water into H2 and O2. However, in order to be feasible, such an approach requires that these devices (and their components) are extremely cheap. In this review, we will discuss catalysts for the water oxidation half-reaction of electrochemical water splitting that can be produced by electrodeposition (a technique well suited to large-scale, low-cost applications), and that are based on the comparatively plentiful and inexpensive first row transition metals. Special attention will be paid to the electrodeposition conditions used in the various examples given, and structure-function relationships for electrochemical water oxidation for the materials produced by these techniques will be elucidated.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Symes, Dr Mark
Authors: Roger, I., and Symes, M. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2050-7488
ISSN (Online):2050-7496
Published Online:13 January 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4(18): 6724-6741
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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