(145e) Impact of Combining Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts and Semiconductor Photo-Electrodes on Photo-Catalytic Performance
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:50pm to 2:10pm
In this contribution, we will discuss our work on developing strategies for combining semiconductors and metal nanoparticle catalysts to simultaneously improve the catalytic and optical efficiencies of a photo-electrochemical device. We will present the results of our experimental and theoretical efforts based on a model system consisting of planar silicon electrodes and platinum nanoparticles as composite photo-electrodes for the hydrogen evolution reaction.