Electron transfer dynamics in fuel producing photosystems

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Title: Electron transfer dynamics in fuel producing photosystems
Authors: Godin, R
Kafizas, A
Durrant, JR
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: An often overlooked aspect of solar fuel production is the inherent mismatch between bulk charge carrier lifetimes and rates of charge transfer reactions. Considering water oxidation, interfacial charge transfer occurs on the millisecond to second timescales while bulk charge carrier lifetimes of metal oxides are typically in the fast picosecond–nanosecond regime. For charge transfer to efficiently compete with charge recombination, strategies that substantially increase the charge carrier lifetime need to be applied. In this chapter, we discuss the magnitude of the kinetic mismatch, overview common effective charge separation strategies that address this mismatch and highlight recent developments in our understanding of these processes. We also touch upon recent advances in determining the chemical nature of key reaction intermediates.
Issue Date: 30-May-2017
Date of Acceptance: 23-Mar-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50833
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coelec.2017.03.012
ISSN: 2451-9103
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 136
End Page: 143
Journal / Book Title: Current Opinion in Electrochemistry
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
Funder's Grant Number: 291482
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Chemistry
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