FRESH Lecture: "Development of Earth-abundant catalytic materials for water splitting"
- Prof. Xile Hu (EPFL)
- Thursday 2 March 2017
- Gorlaeus Building
2333 CC Leiden
Sunlight-driven water splitting to make hydrogen is a promising method to store solar energy. Water splitting requires catalysts for both the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). In this talk, Prof. Xile Hu will present the developments of several new classes of water splitting catalysts such as amorphous molybdenum sulfides for HER and various metal hydroxides for OER. These catalysts have been integrated into photoelectrochemical devices yielding benchmark performance.