Photoelectrochemical Cells

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    The application of photoelectrochemical systems based on photoactive semiconducting electrodes to the problem of solar energy conversion and chemical synthesis is discussed. Three types of cells are described: electrochemical photovoltaic cells (wherein optical energy is converted into electrical energy); photoelectrolysis cells (wherein optical energy is converted into chemical free energy); and photocatalytic cells (wherein optical energy provides the activation energy for exoergic chemical reactions).

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)453-470
    Number of pages18
    JournalPhilosophical Transactions A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    Issue number1414
    StatePublished - 1980
    EventUnknown conference - London, Engl
    Duration: 15 Nov 197816 Nov 1978

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    • ACNR/JA-236-3615


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