New coating material for semiconductors - one step closer to the goal of producing fuel from sunlight
Hydrogen gas and methanol are currently produced mainly from fossil sources, such as oil or natural gas. A more environmentally and climate-friendly alternative is to produce these substances from water and carbon dioxide using sustainable electricity. Prof. Sascha Ott and co-workers at Synthetic Molecular Chemistry have now developed a new material that is needed in the process - by using sunlight as a complement to electricity. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
Sascha Ott says that "We’ve moved a step closer to our goal of producing the fuel of the future from sunlight".
For more information, see:
- Press release on Uppsala University's central website.
- The article in Nature Communications: "Enhancing photovoltages at p-type semiconductors through a redox-active metal-organic framework surface coating", Anna M. Beiler, Brian D. McCarthy, Ben A. Johnson & Sascha Ott, Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 5819 (2020)
- Sascha Ott Group at the Synthetic Molecular Chemistry research programme.