Chapter 13. Nanostructured α-Fe2O3 in PEC Generation of Hydrogen

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Vibha R. Satsangi,
  2. Sahab Dass and
  3. Rohit Shrivastav

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch13

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Satsangi, V. R., Dass, S. and Shrivastav, R. (2010) Nanostructured α-Fe2O3 in PEC Generation of Hydrogen, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch13

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823972

Online ISBN: 9780470823996



  • nanostructured hematite;
  • α-Fe2O3;
  • photoelectrochemical;
  • solar hydrogen;
  • swift heavyion


The chapter presents a systematic and exhaustive literature review on nanostructured α-Fe2O3, from synthesis, to characterization, to its application as electrode in photoelectrochemical cell for producing hydrogen using sun light and water. In this context, some of the recent strategies, proven to be useful, in improving the performance of PEC cell have been described and analyzed. A discussion on efficiency of solar hydrogen production is also being included with some recommendations for realizing efficient PEC system using nanostructured α-Fe2O3.