Chapter 12. Nanostructured Thin-Film WO3 Photoanodes for Solar Water and Sea-Water Splitting

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Bruce D. Alexander1 and
  2. Jan Augustynski2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch12

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Alexander, B. D. and Augustynski, J. (2010) Nanostructured Thin-Film WO3 Photoanodes for Solar Water and Sea-Water Splitting, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch12

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Science, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Poland

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:

  • tungsten trioxide;
  • nanoparticles;
  • hydrogen;
  • solar;
  • photocatalysis;
  • thin films

Summary

This article charts the development of the use of thin films of nanoparticulate WO3 and how they have been used to overcome problems associated with other photocatalytic materials and bulk WO3. Current technology is described and the authors' views on the outlook for future development is suggested.