Catalysis of the electrochemical water oxidation to oxygen

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Catalysis of the electrochemical water oxidation to oxygen

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Catalysis of the electrochemical water oxidation to oxygen
Author: Díaz Morales, Oscar Alfonso
Publisher: Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group, Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2015-11-19
Keywords: Oxygen Evolution Reaction,
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Electrocatalysis
pH
Abstract: This thesis discusses the parameters affecting the catalysis for the electrochemical conversion of water into oxygen. The slow kinetics for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is one of the major bottlenecks in the solar energy-to-fuels conversion process, which reduces the efficiency for the photo-electrochemical fuels generation (artificial photosynthesis). The work shows that to enhance the kinetics for the oxygen evolution reaction, one should not only look at the catalysts but also consider the synergy between catalyst and electrolyte. A more general approach that considers the electrochemical interface as a whole (electrode + electrolyte) is therefore the most promising route towards optimal activity.
Description: Promotor: M.T.M. Koper, Co-Promotor: F. Calle-Vallejo
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Diaz Morales, O.A., 2015, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462599130
Sponsor: BioSolar Cells open innovation consortium
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/36422
 

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