novel photoabsorbers

Novel photoabsorbers

Novel absorber materials based on cheap and widely available metal oxides and -nitrides shall be investigated for the applicability in water splitting systems. These can be used in combination with other semiconductor based electrodes to provide the necessary combined photovoltage > 1.8 V for water splitting. These materials will have to be optimized with regard to charge carrier mobility and stability.

Projects with an emphasis on this topic

Ferrites for photoelectrochemical water splitting (Prof. Dr. Detlef Bahnemann, Hannover, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bredow, Bonn, Prof. Dr. Michael Wark, Oldenburg)

Metal oxide nanostructures for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting (Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein, München, Prof. Dr. Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing, München, Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva, Duisburg, Prof. Dr. Christina Scheu, Düsseldorf)

PhotoElectroChemical appliCation of Uranium oxides for enhanced LIght AbsoRption (PECULIAR) (Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur, Köln)

Sustainable solar energy conversion with defined ferrite nanostructures (Dr. Roland Marschall, Gießen)

Ta3N5 nanotubes and -rods: doping, band-gap engineering and stabilization (co-catalysis) (Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki, Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Zn-doped Gallium Oxynitride Nanoparticles as Efficient Photocatalyst for Water Splitting (Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler, Bochum, Prof. Dr. Markus Winterer, Duisburg)

Photoelectrocatalytic Anion Substituted Perovskites PAP (Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff, Stuttgart)