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Membranes for artificial photosynthesis

Chabi, Sakineh and Papadantonakis, Kimberly M. and Lewis, Nathan S. and Freund, Michael S. (2017) Membranes for artificial photosynthesis. Energy and Environmental Science, 10 (6). pp. 1320-1338. ISSN 1754-5692.

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Membrane-based architectures enable optimization of charge transport and electrochemical potential gradients in artificial photosynthesis. Spatial integration of the membrane-bound components reduces the impact of charge recombination and can reduce electrical resistances associated with ionic and electronic transport processes. In addition to eliminating the need for external electrical circuits, a membrane-based architecture also ensures separation of energetic products, thereby preventing the formation of potentially dangerous fuel/oxidant mixtures. Membrane-based structures may also be coupled with other devices, such as perovskite-based solar cells, to further benefit solar fuel production. This review discusses the key roles that various different types of membranes play in artificial photosynthetic systems.

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Chabi, Sakineh0000-0002-5578-3984
Papadantonakis, Kimberly M.0000-0002-9900-5500
Lewis, Nathan S.0000-0001-5245-0538
Freund, Michael S.0000-0003-1104-2292
Additional Information:© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Received 30th January 2017, Accepted 5th May 2017, First published on 17 May 2017. This work was supported by NSF under the NSF CCI Solar Fuels Program under Grant No. CHE-1305124. KMP and NSL acknowledge support for this work from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, under grant GBMF1225.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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