Hydrogen production by photocatalytic water splitting

One of my current research interests involves hydrogen production by photocatalytic waster splitting and connection to dye sensitized solar cell technologies.

Here are some research articles on the subject:

http://thesolararmy.org/jfromj/scientific%20articles/ChemReview2010.pdf

http://www.aps.org/meetings/multimedia/upload/Augustin_McEvoy.pdf

http://scholar.google.se/scholar?q=hydrogen+production+by+photocatalytic+water+splitting&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_vis=1

http://scholar.google.se/scholar?q=hydrogen+production+by+photolysis+using+dye+sensitized+solar+cells&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=TDWYU_33Bov9ywPxsoDoBw&ved=0CB4QgQMwAA

Source of feature image: http://blogs.rsc.org/ee/files/2013/10/c3ee42519c-ga-1024×477.jpg

Juice from Juice

JCAP at Caltech teaches you how to generate a current using blackberries and solar energy!

Try it out yourself by following these instructional videos:

More info can be found at: http://thesolararmy.org/jfromj/dssc.htm and http://ccisolar.caltech.edu/webpage/113

Here is also a good demo:

Here is PDF from University of Texas Austin of how to make a DSSC from household products:

Nanolab_Experiment

http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~igert/Nanolab_Experiment.pdf

 

Moonshot thinking

“Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.”

https://www.solveforx.com/about/whatisamoonshot/

(feature picture Apollo mission http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/saturn_apollo/photos/images/apollo17_GPN-2000-000636.jpg)

Dye sensitized solar cells

One of my research interest involves dye sensitized solar cells – a technology for capturing energy from the sun inspired by nature’s photosynthesis

Above is a simple video how how a DSSC works

Here are some articles on the subject:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dye-sensitized_solar_cell

http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v6/n3/full/nchem.1861.html