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Title: A comparison of the chemical, optical and electrocatalytic properties of water-oxidation catalysts for use in integrated solar-fuel generators

Abstract

Thein situoptical properties and electrocatalytic performance of representative water-oxidation catalyst have been considered.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [3];  [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena; USA
  2. Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena; USA
  3. Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena; USA
  4. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena; USA; Beckman Institute Molecular Materials Research Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1535136
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0004993
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Energy & Fuels; Engineering; Environmental Sciences & Ecology

Citation Formats

Sun, Ke, Moreno-Hernandez, Ivan A., Schmidt, William C., Zhou, Xinghao, Crompton, J. Chance, Liu, Rui, Saadi, Fadl H., Chen, Yikai, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., and Lewis, Nathan S. A comparison of the chemical, optical and electrocatalytic properties of water-oxidation catalysts for use in integrated solar-fuel generators. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/c6ee03563a.
Sun, Ke, Moreno-Hernandez, Ivan A., Schmidt, William C., Zhou, Xinghao, Crompton, J. Chance, Liu, Rui, Saadi, Fadl H., Chen, Yikai, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., & Lewis, Nathan S. A comparison of the chemical, optical and electrocatalytic properties of water-oxidation catalysts for use in integrated solar-fuel generators. United States. doi:10.1039/c6ee03563a.
Sun, Ke, Moreno-Hernandez, Ivan A., Schmidt, William C., Zhou, Xinghao, Crompton, J. Chance, Liu, Rui, Saadi, Fadl H., Chen, Yikai, Papadantonakis, Kimberly M., and Lewis, Nathan S. Sun . "A comparison of the chemical, optical and electrocatalytic properties of water-oxidation catalysts for use in integrated solar-fuel generators". United States. doi:10.1039/c6ee03563a.
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title = {A comparison of the chemical, optical and electrocatalytic properties of water-oxidation catalysts for use in integrated solar-fuel generators},
author = {Sun, Ke and Moreno-Hernandez, Ivan A. and Schmidt, William C. and Zhou, Xinghao and Crompton, J. Chance and Liu, Rui and Saadi, Fadl H. and Chen, Yikai and Papadantonakis, Kimberly M. and Lewis, Nathan S.},
abstractNote = {Thein situoptical properties and electrocatalytic performance of representative water-oxidation catalyst have been considered.},
doi = {10.1039/c6ee03563a},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
issn = {1754-5692},
number = 4,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

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