As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels have enormous potential to store high densities of energy in the form of chemical bonds as well as being transportable. This book offers a complete overview of the promising approaches to solar fuel generation, including the direct pathways of solar H2 generation and CO2 photocatalytic reduction.
Solar Fuel Generation is an invaluable tool for graduate students and researchers (especially chemists, physicists, and material scientists) working in this field.
Table of Contents
Artificial Photosynthesis: Fundamentals. Solar Fuel Generation: An Introduction. Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Fuels. Solar Hydrogen Generation. Microbial Solar Energy Conversion. Hetero-structured Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Generation. Bio-mimetic Approaches for Solar Fuel Generation. Sensitized Solar Cells: Their Perspectives.