Multiphysical transport phenomena in scalable photoelectrodes for solar water splitting (MUSCA)

Funding: precoR , Swiss National Science Foundation SNF

Partners: EPF Lausanne

This project addresses the need for scalable and cheap processing of photoelectrodes. We aim at establishing stable electrodes based on simple, cheap, and scalable processes like slurry coating or dipping inspired from battery electrode production. The project builds upon our recent advances in designing highly efficient photocatalytically active materials, which absorb visible light and show high porosity that increase the surface area. Especially, we aim at enhancing the understanding of the influence of particle morphology, the inter-particle conductivity, and the addition of cocatalysts and/or protecting layers on the electrode performance and stability to guide the fabrication of particle based photoelectrodes with enhanced performance and stability.