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Title: Capillary photoelectrode structures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic cells

Abstract

Photocatalytic structures having a capillary-force based electrolyte delivery system are provided. Also provided are photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic cells incorporating the structures and methods for using the cells to generate hydrogen and/or oxygen from water. The photocatalytic structures use an electrolyte-transporting strip comprising a porous network of cellulose nanofibers to transport electrolyte from a body of the electrolyte to a porous photoelectrode or a porous photocatalytic substrate via capillary force.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1354804
Patent Number(s):
9,637,830
Application Number:
14/166,740
Assignee:
The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture CHO
DOE Contract Number:
SC0008711
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Wang, Xudong, Li, Zhaodong, Cai, Zhiyong, and Yao, Chunhua. Capillary photoelectrode structures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic cells. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Wang, Xudong, Li, Zhaodong, Cai, Zhiyong, & Yao, Chunhua. Capillary photoelectrode structures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic cells. United States.
Wang, Xudong, Li, Zhaodong, Cai, Zhiyong, and Yao, Chunhua. Tue . "Capillary photoelectrode structures for photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic cells". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1354804.
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