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Light, Water, Hydrogen

The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis

Editors: GRIMES, CRAIG, VARGHESE, OOMMAN, RANJAN, SUDHIR (Eds.)

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  • Focus is on development of a useful, cost-effective photochemically stable material system for water photoelectrolysis
  • Addresses the need for renewable, portable and non-polluting source of energy, and the need for a clean, portable source of energy as durable as sunlight
  • Addresses hydrogen generation by water photoelectrolysis using n-type TiO2
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The development of a direct, inexpensive, and efficient method for converting solar energy into a portable, clean fuel would allow elimination of the  growing problems associated with the ever increasing use of fossil fuels and the reality of their rapid depletion.  As the title suggests, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis, considers the combination of water and light with a suitable semiconductor to achieve a safe, renewable and therefore inexhaustable means for hydrogen generation via the splitting of the water molecule, or photoelectrolysis.

The authors consider the impact of recent advances in nanotechnology on the water photoelectrolysis field, providing specific examples as well as the theories and methods necessary for achieving useful water photoelectrolysis systems.  Written for users in a wide range of disciplines, including materials scientists, chemists, electrical engineers, and physicists, Light, Water, Hydrogen: The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis is an up-to-date, invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers.

About the authors

Craig A. Grimes received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.  In 1990 he joined the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory where he worked on artificial dielectric structures.  From 1994 to 2001 Dr. Grimes was a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky, where he was the Frank J. Derbyshire Professor.  He is currently a Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park.  His research interests include solar generation of hydrogen by water photoelectrolysis, remote query chemical and environmental sensors, nano-dimensional metal-oxide thin film architectures, and propagation and control of electromagnetic energy.  He has contributed over 150 archival journal publications, eight book chapters, and over fifteen patents.  He is Editor-in-Chief of Sensor Letters, co-author of the book The Electromagnetic Origin of Quantum Theory and Light published by World Scientific (2nd Edition, 2005), and Editor of The Encyclopedia of Sensors to be published by American Scientific Publishing in 2005.

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"The ‘Holy Grail’ of artificial photosynthesis, particularly for hydrogen production, is often traced … . This book deals with this field, largely from the point-of-view of solid-state synthesis and engineering. … The book is useful for getting brief descriptions of the huge literature on oxide semiconductors prepared in different ways and their behavior. … if oxide materials, and especially TiO2 nanostructures, are of major interest, this book will be useful in traversing the massive literature in this field." (Allen J. Bard, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 130 (26), 2008)

"Grimes and colleagues (all, Pennsylvania State Univ.) have done a marvelous, meticulous job of collecting the latest developments in hydrogen evolution by nontraditional means to prepare the reader to understand and appreciate the importance of semiconductor photoelectrolysis in the energy future. … The logically developed chapters are copiously referenced (more than 1,000 references listed) and liberally annotated with graphs, tables, and other illustrative diagrams. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (S. R. Walk, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), July, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Light, Water, Hydrogen
Book Subtitle
The Solar Generation of Hydrogen by Water Photoelectrolysis
Editors
  • CRAIG GRIMES
  • OOMMAN VARGHESE
  • SUDHIR RANJAN
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68238-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68238-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-33198-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4114-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 546
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