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Title: Superlattice photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells

Abstract

The application of superlattice semiconductors as photoelectrodes in photoelectrochemical energy conversion processes is described. The invention is comprised of a multiple quantum well, or superlattice, semiconductor positioned on a plate and encapsulated in an insulation material, except the top surface, which is left exposed. An opening in insulation exposes a portion of the plate. When the photoelectrochemical cell is immersed in a liquid electrolyte and exposed to solar radiation, a redox reaction occurs, producing gases such as hydrogen and oxygen from a water electrolyte, which bubble off the cathode and anode portions of the cell. (LEW)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst. (SERI), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5556877
Application Number:
ON: DE86013695
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; SUPERLATTICES; USES; ELECTROLYTES; PHOTOELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTROLYSIS; EQUIPMENT; LYSIS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Nozik, A J. Superlattice photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Nozik, A J. Superlattice photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells. United States.
Nozik, A J. Wed . "Superlattice photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells". United States.
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abstractNote = {The application of superlattice semiconductors as photoelectrodes in photoelectrochemical energy conversion processes is described. The invention is comprised of a multiple quantum well, or superlattice, semiconductor positioned on a plate and encapsulated in an insulation material, except the top surface, which is left exposed. An opening in insulation exposes a portion of the plate. When the photoelectrochemical cell is immersed in a liquid electrolyte and exposed to solar radiation, a redox reaction occurs, producing gases such as hydrogen and oxygen from a water electrolyte, which bubble off the cathode and anode portions of the cell. (LEW)},
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