A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water

Benjamin D. Sherman, Matthew V. Sheridan, Kyung Ryang Wee, Seth L. Marquard, Degao Wang, Leila Alibabaei, Dennis L. Ashford, Thomas J. Meyer

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Tandem junction photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices, whereby two light absorbing electrodes targeting separate portions of the solar spectrum generate the voltage required to convert water to oxygen and hydrogen, enable much higher possible efficiencies than single absorber systems. We report here on the development of a tandem system consisting of a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC) wired in series with a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC). The DSPEC photoanode incorporates a tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-type chromophore and molecular ruthenium based water oxidation catalyst. The DSPEC was tested with two more-red absorbing DSC variations, one utilizing N719 dye with an I3-/I- redox mediator solution and the other D35 dye with a tris(bipyridine)cobalt ([Co(bpy)3]3+/2+) based mediator. The tandem configuration consisting of the DSPEC and D35/[Co(bpy)3]3+/2+ based DSC gave the best overall performance and demonstrated the production of H2 from H2O with the only energy input from simulated solar illumination.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages16745-16753
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American chemical society
Volume138
Issue number51
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2016

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Hydrogen production
Photoelectrochemical cells
Hydrogen
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Light
Water
Ruthenium
Chromophores
Cobalt
Lighting
Oxygen
Oxidation
Electrodes
Catalysts
Oxidation-Reduction
Electric potential
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Sherman, B. D., Sheridan, M. V., Wee, K. R., Marquard, S. L., Wang, D., Alibabaei, L., ... Meyer, T. J. (2016). A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water. Journal of the American chemical society, 138(51), 16745-16753. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10699

A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water. / Sherman, Benjamin D.; Sheridan, Matthew V.; Wee, Kyung Ryang; Marquard, Seth L.; Wang, Degao; Alibabaei, Leila; Ashford, Dennis L.; Meyer, Thomas J.

In: Journal of the American chemical society, Vol. 138, No. 51, 28.12.2016, p. 16745-16753.

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Sherman, BD, Sheridan, MV, Wee, KR, Marquard, SL, Wang, D, Alibabaei, L, Ashford, DL & Meyer, TJ 2016, 'A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water' Journal of the American chemical society, vol. 138, no. 51, pp. 16745-16753. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10699
Sherman BD, Sheridan MV, Wee KR, Marquard SL, Wang D, Alibabaei L et al. A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water. Journal of the American chemical society. 2016 Dec 28;138(51):16745-16753. Available from, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10699
Sherman, Benjamin D. ; Sheridan, Matthew V. ; Wee, Kyung Ryang ; Marquard, Seth L. ; Wang, Degao ; Alibabaei, Leila ; Ashford, Dennis L. ; Meyer, Thomas J./ A Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cell for Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water. In: Journal of the American chemical society. 2016 ; Vol. 138, No. 51. pp. 16745-16753
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