Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies
FY 2003 Progress Report
Discovery of Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production
D. Brent MacQueen (Primary Contact), Albert Hirschon, Theodore Mill, and Michael Coggiola
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 859-5286; Fax: (650) 859-5286; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobi Kambe and Timothy Jenks
46774 Lakeview Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94532
Phone: (510) 407-3232; E-mail: email@example.com
DOE Technology Development Manager: Roxanne Danz
Phone: (202) 586-7260; Fax: (202) 586-9811; E-mail: Roxanne.Danz@ee.doe.gov
To design and construct tools for the high throughput screening of the properties of photocatalysts
relevant to the photoelectrochemical generation of hydrogen.
To use the high throughput screening tools to identify materials with the appropriate energetics for
To use the industrially relevant laser pyrolysis materials production capability of our partner,
NanoGram Corp., to produce commercial scale quantities of photocatalysts.
Demonstrate that materials issues that are a hindrance to the commercialization of
photoelectrochemical water splitting can be addressed through a materials discovery process.
This project addresses the following technical barriers from the Hydrogen Production section of the
Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure Technologies Program Multi-Year R,D&D Plan:
• M. Materials Durability
N. Materials and Systems Engineering
O. Photoelectrochemical Efficiency
Develop tools for the high throughput analysis of material properties relevant to photoelectrochemical
• Work with existing nanoparticulate powder manufacturer to test materials with existing technology to
produce kg/hr scale quantities.
Identify candidate materials for further study via high throughput screening.
Constructed Solar Simulator.
Designed and constructed 25-cell photolysis analysis module.