462713 Flame Synthesis of Highly Transparent and Robust Nano-Layers for Enhanced Photo-Electrochemical Water Splitting
Here, we report the engineering of robust high performance photo-electrodes with tunable porosity and composition. We discuss the critical parameters controlling the self-assembly of these nanoparticle layers and present a flexible approach for their mechanical and chemical stabilization. We apply this concept to the fabrication of photo- and electrochemical cells for water splitting demonstrating very high turn-over frequencies, controllable light absorption and efficient electron collection. We envision that this scalable synthesis approach can be readily implemented for the commercial production of low-cost devices for chemical energy storage and renewable fuel production.
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