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Semiconductor Surface Transformations for Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion

Lewerenz, Hans J. (2014) Semiconductor Surface Transformations for Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161 (13). H3117-H3129. ISSN 0013-4651. doi:10.1149/2.0211413jes.

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The issue of photoelectrode stability, while simultaneously maintaining efficient operation in aqueous solutions, is addressed for energy converting half cells and complete photoelectrocatalytic structures. The historical development of stability concepts, their realization and recent advances are described. Examples are presented that span the time from the inception of photoelectrochemical energy conversion to present day's renewed interest in storable solar energy. The application of (photo)corrosion processes for in-situ synthesis of protective coatings is described and chemical and electronic analyses of the interphases formed are given. Future development and innovation routes will be discussed.

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Alternate Title:JES Focus Issue in Recognition of Adam Heller and His Enduring Contributions to Electrochemistry
Additional Information:© 2014 The Electrochemical Society. Manuscript submitted October 6, 2014; revised manuscript received November 10, 2014. Published December 3, 2014. This paper is part of the JES Focus Issue in Recognition of Adam Heller and His Enduring Contributions to Electrochemistry. The author is indebted to the Bell Laboratories team led by Adam Heller, which also included Barry Miller, Klaus Bachmann, Shalini Menezes, Ferdinand Thiel and Dave Aspnes; from the group at the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (now the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin after merging with the synchrotron facility Bessy II), I acknowledge contributions of Mohammed Aggour, Juergen Grzanna, Thomas Stempel, Andres Munoz, Katarzyna Skorupska Christian Heine, Thomas Hannappel, Matthias May, Oliver Supplie and Ulrike Bloeck. At Caltech, enlightening discussions with Matthew Shaner, Katherine Fountaine and Harry Atwater are gratefully acknowledged. Part of the work described here was funded by the DFG (Project No. LE 1192–4). This material is based upon work performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, as follows: the composition and the writing of the review as well as the modeling results were supported through the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy under Award No. DE-SC00049993.
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Official Citation:Hans J. Lewerenz Semiconductor Surface Transformations for Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion J. Electrochem. Soc. 2014 161(13): H3117-H3129; doi:10.1149/2.0211413jes
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