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Photocatalysis: from solar light to hydrogen energy

Photocatalysis: from solar light to hydrogen energy Front. Energy 2021, 15(3): 565–567 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11708-021-0784-6 EDITORIAL Wenfeng SHANGGUAN, Akihiko KUDO, Zhi JIANG, Yuichi YAMAGUCHI © Higher Education Press 2021 The exploitation and utilization of fossil energy has caused serious problems such as environmental pollution and climate change. It is imperative to develop renewable and clean energy sources. Hydrogen energy is recognized as one of the most superior energy carriers in the world because of its characteristics of high energy density, convenient storage and transportation, and pollution-free energy conversion products. Many energy sources could be converted to hydrogen energy, of which, solar energy is abundant and clean. Therefore, nowadays, the efficient conversion of solar energy to hydrogen energy has become one of the hot topics in the renewable energy area. Photocatalysis based on the principles of Honda-Fujishima effect provides an opportunity to address the above challenge. The recent years have witnessed the rapid growth of photocatalytic hydrogen production from photocatalysis and photo- electrocatalysis via solar light. In this thematic issue, nineteen feature articles either from invited or selected contributions were assembled to collectively illustrate typical progresses in this area, of which, eight invited review papers contribute knowledge on visible light responsive photocatalyst design by substitution with metal cations, polymer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Frontiers in Energy" Springer Journals

Photocatalysis: from solar light to hydrogen energy

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © Higher Education Press 2021
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2095-1701
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2095-1698
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10.1007/s11708-021-0784-6
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Front. Energy 2021, 15(3): 565–567 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11708-021-0784-6 EDITORIAL Wenfeng SHANGGUAN, Akihiko KUDO, Zhi JIANG, Yuichi YAMAGUCHI © Higher Education Press 2021 The exploitation and utilization of fossil energy has caused serious problems such as environmental pollution and climate change. It is imperative to develop renewable and clean energy sources. Hydrogen energy is recognized as one of the most superior energy carriers in the world because of its characteristics of high energy density, convenient storage and transportation, and pollution-free energy conversion products. Many energy sources could be converted to hydrogen energy, of which, solar energy is abundant and clean. Therefore, nowadays, the efficient conversion of solar energy to hydrogen energy has become one of the hot topics in the renewable energy area. Photocatalysis based on the principles of Honda-Fujishima effect provides an opportunity to address the above challenge. The recent years have witnessed the rapid growth of photocatalytic hydrogen production from photocatalysis and photo- electrocatalysis via solar light. In this thematic issue, nineteen feature articles either from invited or selected contributions were assembled to collectively illustrate typical progresses in this area, of which, eight invited review papers contribute knowledge on visible light responsive photocatalyst design by substitution with metal cations, polymer

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"Frontiers in Energy"Springer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2021

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