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Rajiv and Raphaël have shown that thin films of TaO<sub>x</sub> have the requisite electronic transport, stability, and catalytic properties to be electron transport layers for photocathodes performing light-driven CO 2 reduction (CO2R) in aqueous media. J. Mater. Chem. A 2023
Energy and Environmental Science, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, is one of the leading journals in energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science. The journal recently released its list of outstanding reviewers for 2022, one of which is Prof. Joel Ager.
Rajiv represented the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association at the 2023 NPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia and presented a very well-received poster.
Writing in the March 15, 2023 issue of Joule, Hyunju and Joel provide a perspective on the recent report in Nature by Zhou et al. which reported an artificial photosynthesis scheme that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen with an overall energy efficiency of nearly 10%, close to the value needed for commercial viability. The […]
Dr. Hangjuan Ren, working with other members of the eCO2EP project team in the CREATE labs in Singapore, has used proton transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS) for the real-time detection of the intermediates and products of electrochemical CO2 reduction. Using precise measurements of on onset potentials and the degree of 13C isotope discrimination, she was […]
Aliyah Kovner interviewed Joel and LBNL Staff Scientist Jan Kern for a podcast: Green Machines: The natural and artificial photosynthesis powering the planet
Dr. Mikhail Koralev, working with other members of the eCO2EP project team in the CREATE labs in Singapore, has discovered that flooding of gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) used in electrochemical conversion of CO2 to ethylene is caused by polymerization of minor products. The polymer so created reduces the hydrophobicity of the GDE, leading initially to […]
Calton’s paper on the use of three-terminal solar cells to perform tandem CO2 reduction has been published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels.
Post-doc Rajiv Prabhakar finished 3rd in the 2021 Berkeley Lab Research SLAM competition. Rajiv and the other two finalists will be going to the next round to compete against Sandia, Livermore, and SLAC. Here is a link to his finalist interview video.