Chapter 1. Solar Hydrogen Production by Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: The Promise and Challenge

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Eric L. Miller

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch1

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Miller, E. L. (2010) Solar Hydrogen Production by Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: The Promise and Challenge, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch1

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823972

Online ISBN: 9780470823996

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Keywords:

  • Photoelectrochemical;
  • Electrochemistry;
  • Solar-Energy;
  • Renewable;
  • Conversion;
  • Hydrogen-Production;
  • Semiconductor;
  • PEC;
  • Holy-Grail

Summary

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) solar water-splitting remains one of the Holy Grail technologies for clean and renewable hydrogen production, but new cost-effective materials systems need to be developed. This chapter presents a brief overview of PEC hydrogen production research goals, progress, and ongoing hurdles. A broad palette of topics, including hydrogen, solar-energy conversion, semiconductor materials and electrochemistry, are brought together, illustrating the promise and challenge of PEC.