Springer Theses

Inorganic Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation from Water

Authors: Townsend, Troy K.

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of California, USA
  • Gives a detailed introduction to photocatalysis
  • Includes over 40 illustrations
  • Provides detailed experimental protocols
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About this book

Troy Townsend's thesis explores the structure, energetics and activity of three inorganic nanocrystal photocatalysts. The goal of this work is to investigate the potential of metal oxide nanocrystals for application in photocatalytic water splitting, which could one day provide us with clean hydrogen fuel derived from water and solar energy. Specifically, Townsend's work addresses the effects of co-catalyst addition to niobium oxide nanotubes for photocatalytic water reduction to hydrogen, and the first use of iron oxide 'rust' in nanocrystal suspensions for oxygen production. In addition, Townsend studies a nickel/oxide-strontium titanate nanocomposite which can be described as one of only four nanoscale water splitting photocatalysts. He also examines the charge transport for this system. Overall, this collection of studies brings relevance to the design of inorganic nanomaterials for photocatalytic water splitting while introducing new directions for solar energy conversion.

About the authors

My interest in energy and the environment sparked during my undergraduate career where I received double degrees in biology and chemistry with honors from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. After teaching chemistry at the Kiski school in Pennsylvania and motivated to pursue solar research, I joined Frank Osterloh's photocatalyst group at the University of California, Davis. Supported by a NSF graduate research fellowship, I published and collaborated on several articles elucidating the photo-electrochemical properties of nanomaterials. Currently, I hold a post-doc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where I design and build spray-on photovoltaic devices for naval applications.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Townsend, Troy K.

    Pages 1-7

  • The Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: Water Reduction Photocatalysis—Improved Niobate Nanoscroll Photocatalysts for Partial Water Splitting

    Townsend, Troy K. (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • The Oxygen Evolution Reaction: Water Oxidation Photocatalysis—Photocatalytic Water Oxidation with Suspended alpha-Fe2O3 Particles—Effects of Nanoscaling

    Townsend, Troy K. (et al.)

    Pages 27-37

  • Overall Photocatalytic Water Splitting with Suspended NiO-SrTiO3 Nanocrystals

    Townsend, Troy K. (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Complete Water Splitting with Multi-Component Catalysts: Proposed Mechanism of Charge Transport in NiOx Loaded SrTiO3 Photocatalyst for Complete Water Splitting

    Townsend, Troy K. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
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Softcover $99.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35883-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inorganic Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation from Water
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05242-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05242-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05241-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35883-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 71
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Topics