Chapter 15. Multidimensional Nanostructures for Solar Water Splitting: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Abraham Wolcott and
  2. Jin Z. Zhang

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch15

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Wolcott, A. and Zhang, J. Z. (2010) Multidimensional Nanostructures for Solar Water Splitting: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch15

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. University of California, Santa Cruz, 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:

  • Nanorods;
  • nanodisks;
  • hydrogen generation;
  • photovoltaics;
  • metal oxides;
  • photoelectrochemistry;
  • water splitting

Summary

Nanomaterials and the synthetic methods for their synthesis have progressed rapidly for energy harvesting applications. This chapter covers several colloidal techniques based on hydrothermal, electrochemical and template driven methods for producing zero-dimensional (0-D), one-dimensional (1-D) and two-dimensional (2-D) nanostructures. Utilization of these nanomaterials as substrates for light harvesting and water splitting applications are highlighted.