Hydrogen Photogeneration: Supported Metal Oxide Nanosystems for Hydrogen Photogeneration: Quo Vadis? (Adv. Funct. Mater. 14/2011)

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  • Davide Barreca,

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    1. CNR-ISTM, INSTM, and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
    • CNR-ISTM, INSTM, and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
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  • Giorgio Carraro,

    1. INSTM and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
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  • Valentina Gombac,

    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ICCOM-CNR Trieste Research Unit, and INSTM Research Unit, Trieste University, via L. Giorgieri, 1–34127 Trieste, Italy
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  • Alberto Gasparotto,

    1. INSTM and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
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  • Chiara Maccato,

    1. INSTM and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
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  • Paolo Fornasiero,

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    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ICCOM-CNR Trieste Research Unit, and INSTM Research Unit, Trieste University, via L. Giorgieri, 1–34127 Trieste, Italy
    • Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ICCOM-CNR Trieste Research Unit, and INSTM Research Unit, Trieste University, via L. Giorgieri, 1–34127 Trieste, Italy.
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  • Eugenio Tondello

    1. INSTM and Department of Chemistry, Padova University, via F. Marzolo, 1–35131 Padova, Italy
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Abstract

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Among the various strategies for the production of hydrogen are, for example, a sustainable and eco-friendly energy vector, photoactivated routes that enable to store solar energy, or an intrinsically renewable source, directly starting from water or organic oxygenates/wastes. In their Feature Article, on page 2611, Davide Barreca, Paolo Fornasiero, and co-workers aim to address the most challenging issues, current trends, and future developments in this area. Selected representative examples on H2 generation over various kinds of oxide-based nanostructured photocatalysts are presented.

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