The project is supported in part by the NSF (grant number DMR 1055762) to D.W. and the NIGMS (grant number R01GM08758) to K.L.T. D.W. and K.L.T. are both Alfred P. Sloan Fellows.
Silicon Nanowires Show Improved Performance as Photocathode for Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Photofixation†
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 15, pages 4225–4228, April 8, 2013
How to Cite
Liu, R., Stephani, C., Han, J. J., Tan, K. L. and Wang, D. (2013), Silicon Nanowires Show Improved Performance as Photocathode for Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Photofixation . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 4225–4228. doi: 10.1002/anie.201210228
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 21 DEC 2012
- NSF. Grant Number: DMR 1055762
- NIGMS. Grant Number: R01GM08758
- carbon dioxide fixation;
Wired: With silicon as a photocathode and [Ni(bpy)2] as a catalyst, visible light-powered CO2 photofixation is made possible (see picture). Owing to their multifaceted surfaces, silicon nanowires show a significantly better performance compared to planar Si. The shape of a nanowire is indeed an appealing materials choice for high-efficiency, low-cost solar energy conversion applications.