Copper oxide-based photocatalysts and photocathodes: Fundamentals and recent advances

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorBaran, Tomaszen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisibile, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBusch, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHe, Xiufangen_US
dc.contributor.authorWojtyla, Szymonen_US
dc.contributor.authorRondinini, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinguzzi, Alessandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorVertova, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Materials Scienceen
dc.contributor.groupauthorComputational Chemistryen
dc.contributor.organizationSajTom Light Futureen_US
dc.contributor.organizationChalmers University of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Milanen_US
dc.descriptionFunding Information: This research was funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, grant: ?Renewable energy storage to high value chemicals?; the Italian Ministry of University, grant number Prot. 2017YH9MRK; the Universit? degli Studi di Milano, grant number PSR 2020. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.description.abstractThis work aims at reviewing the most impactful results obtained on the development of Cu-based photocathodes. The need of a sustainable exploitation of renewable energy sources and the parallel request of reducing pollutant emissions in airborne streams and in waters call for new technologies based on the use of efficient, abundant, low-toxicity and low-cost materials. Photoelectrochemical devices that adopts abundant element-based photoelectrodes might respond to these requests being an enabling technology for the direct use of sunlight to the production of energy fuels form water electrolysis (H2) and CO2 reduction (to alcohols, light hydrocarbons), as well as for the degradation of pollutants. This review analyses the physical chemical properties of Cu2O (and CuO) and the possible strategies to tune them (doping, lattice strain). Combining Cu with other elements in multinary oxides or in composite photoelectrodes is also discussed in detail. Finally, a short overview on the possible applications of these materials is presented.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationBaran, T, Visibile, A, Busch, M, He, X, Wojtyla, S, Rondinini, S, Minguzzi, A & Vertova, A 2021, ' Copper oxide-based photocatalysts and photocathodes: Fundamentals and recent advances ', Molecules, vol. 26, no. 23, 7271 .
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dc.subject.keywordCO2 reduction reactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordHydrogen evolution reactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordWater splittingen_US
dc.titleCopper oxide-based photocatalysts and photocathodes: Fundamentals and recent advancesen
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