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December 2016

Solar Water-Splitting Materials From the Bottom-Up

Scientific Achievement

Indium Phosphide nanowires were grown and utilized as a light absorbing photocathode for solar-driven water splitting.

Significance and Impact

An improved photocathode boosted the solar to fuel efficiency of integrated photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells.

Research Details

N. Kornienko, N. Gibson, H. Zhang, S. W. Eaton, Y. Yu, S. Aloni, S. Leone, P. Yang, ACS Nano, 10, 5526 (2016)