Type

Journal Article

Authors

Colm O'Dwyer
Hugh Geaney
Sally O'Hanlon
David McNulty
Eileen Armstrong
Gillian Collins

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
water splitting catalysis catalyst support materials energy conversion electrochemical energy conversion photoelectrochemistry lithium ion batteries li ion battery energy storage wide band gap photonic crystal inverse opal energy systems

2D and 3D photonic crystal materials for photocatalysis and electrochemical energy storage and conversion. (2016)

Abstract This perspective reviews recent advances in inverse opal structures, how they have been developed, studied and applied as catalysts, catalyst support materials, as electrode materials for batteries, water splitting applications, solar-to-fuel conversion and electrochromics, and finally as photonic photocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts. Throughout, we detail some of the salient optical characteristics that underpin recent results and form the basis for light-matter interactions that span electrochemical energy conversion systems as well as photocatalytic systems. Strategies for using 2D as well as 3D structures, ordered macroporous materials such as inverse opals are summarized and recent work on plasmonic-photonic coupling in metal nanoparticle-infiltrated wide band gap inverse opals for enhanced photoelectrochemistry are provided.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Colm O'Dwyer, Hugh Geaney, Sally O'Hanlon, David McNulty, Eileen Armstrong, Gillian Collins

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