Chapter 7. Applications of X-Ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy in Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Generation

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Lin X. Chen1,2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch7

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Chen, L. X. (2010) Applications of X-Ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy in Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Generation, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch7

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory Illinois, 60439, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 60208, 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:

  • excited state structures;
  • photocatalysis;
  • hydrogen generation;
  • solar energy conversion;
  • metalloporphyrins

Summary

Many solar hydrogen generation processes (2H2O + light = 2H2 + O2) start from photoexcitation of metal centers. Using X-ray transient absorption (XTA) spectroscopy, reaction intermediates in photocatalytic water splitting processes can be identified and characterized, which will revolutionize our views in these reactions and provide feedback to the synthesis for novel photocatalysts.