Special Issue "Materials and Devices for Solar to Hydrogen Energy Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: semiconductor devices; electronic materials; photovoltaics; high performance solar cells, phototodetectors; MOS devices
Interests: design, integration and electrical characterization of electronic devices; development of photoelectrodes for water splitting using solar energy
As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the possibility to transform the sun’s energy into molecules like H2, and carbohydrates, commonly known as “solar fuels”. These, and in particular hydrogen, have an enormous potential to store high densities of energy in the form of chemical bonds as well as being transportable. Unfortunately, 96% of hydrogen is still extracted from fossil fuels, such as natural gas, oil and coal. The generation of hydrogen by electrolysis using solar energy is a promising carbon-free approach, but it needs to be improved in terms of efficiency and durability to become economically appealing. A crucial factor is represented by electrode and catalyst materials.
This Special Issue will focus on the development of new materials and devices for the conversion of solar energy into hydrogen. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Hydrogen as solar fuel
- Other solar fuels
- Novel solar cells
- High performance solar cells
- Photo electrochemical cells
- Catalysts for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reaction electrodes
- Solar-to-hydrogen systems
- Hydrogen storage
Dr. Salvatore Lombardo
Dr. Stefania M. S. Privitera
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Solar Fuels
- Solar cells
- Photoelectrochemical cells