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Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis

by Jinghua Guo, Xiaobo Chen

Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis Synopsis

State-of-the-art renewable energy science research and applications Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis provides expert techniques for extracting hydrogen from water using transition metal oxides as catalysts. The basic processes of electrochemistry and photocatalysis for hydrogen production are described along with photocatalytic reactions and semiconductor photocatalysts, particularly metal oxides. This in-depth guide illustrates the corresponding crystal structure vs. electronic structure and optical properties vs. light absorption of transition metal oxides. Impurity and doped photocatalysts, integrated organic and inorganic systems, surface and interface chemistry, and nanostructure and morphology in photocatalysis applications are all addressed. This comprehensive resource introduces soft x-ray absorption (XAS), soft x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), and resonant inelastic soft x-ray scattering (RIXS), followed by a description of instrumentation. COVERAGE INCLUDES: * Hydrogen generation: electrochemistry and photoelectrolysis * Photocatalytic reactions, oxidation, and reduction * Transition metal oxides * Crystal structure and electronic structure * Optical properties and light absorption * Impurity, dopants, and defects * Surface and morphology * Soft x-ray spectroscopy and electronic structure

Book Information

ISBN: 9780071701266
Publication date: 20th January 2012
Author: Jinghua Guo, Xiaobo Chen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology,

About Jinghua Guo, Xiaobo Chen

Jinghua Guo, Ph.D., is a staff scientist of Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was previously a faculty member at Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr. Guo is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, an editor of the International Journal of Nanotechnology, guest editor for the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, and a reviewer for scientific journals, including Physical Review Letters, Nature Chemistry, Nano Letters, and Journal of the American Chemical Society. Xiaobo Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He ...

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