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Solar Energy Conversion without Solid State Architectures: Pushing the Boundaries of Photoconversion Efficiencies at Self-healing Photosensitiser Functionalised Soft Interfaces

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Total cost 1˙499˙043 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙043 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2022-03-31


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1    UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IE (LIMERICK) coordinator 1˙499˙043.00


 Project objective

Innovations in solar energy conversion are required to meet humanity’s growing energy demand, while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. All solar energy conversion devices harvest light and then separate photoproducts, minimising recombination. Normally charge separation takes place at the surface of nanostructured electrodes, often covered with photosensitiser molecules such as in dye-sensitised solar cells; DSSCs. However, the use solid state architectures made from inorganic materials leads to high processing costs, occasionally the use of toxic materials and an inability to generate a large and significant source of energy due to manufacturing limitations. An alternative is to effect charge separation at electrically polarised soft (immiscible water-oil) interfaces capable of driving charge transfer reactions and easily “dye-sensitised”. Photoproducts can be separated on either side of the soft interface based on their hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity, minimising recombination. SOFT-PHOTOCONVERSION will explore if photoconversion efficiencies at soft interfaces can be improved to become competitive with current photoelectrochemical systems, such as DSSCs. To achieve this goal innovative soft interface functionalisation strategies will be designed. To implement these strategies an integrated platform technology consisting of (photo)electrochemical, spectroscopic, microscopic and surface tension measurement techniques will be developed. This multi-disciplinary approach will allow precise monitoring of morphological changes in photoactive films that enhance activity in terms of optimal kinetics of photoinduced charge transfer. An unprecedented level of electrochemical control over photosensitiser assembly at soft interfaces will be attained, generating photoactive films with unique photophysical properties. Fundamental insights gained may potentially facilitate the emergence of new class of solar conversion devices non-reliant on solid state architectures.


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List of publications.
2019 Marco F. Suárez-Herrera, Pierre-André Cazade, Damien Thompson, Micheál D. Scanlon
Monitoring transient changes in the structure of water at a polarised liquid-liquid interface using electrocapillary curves
published pages: 106564, ISSN: 1388-2481, DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106564
Electrochemistry Communications 109 2020-01-30
2019 Edward D. Burgoyne, Talia Jane Stockmann, Andrés F. Molina-Osorio, Rachel Shanahan, Gerard P. McGlacken, Micheál D. Scanlon
Electrochemical Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing Molecules at a Liquid|Liquid Interface
published pages: 24643-24650, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08350
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/40 2020-01-30
2019 Alonso Gamero-Quijano, Andrés F. Molina-Osorio, Pekka Peljo, Micheál D. Scanlon
Closed bipolar electrochemistry in a four-electrode configuration
published pages: 9627-9640, ISSN: 1463-9076, DOI: 10.1039/c9cp00774a
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21/19 2020-01-30
2019 Alonso Gamero-Quijano, Grégoire Herzog, Micheál D. Scanlon
Bioelectrochemistry of Cytochrome c in a closed bipolar electrochemical cell
published pages: 106600, ISSN: 1388-2481, DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106600
Electrochemistry Communications 109 2020-01-30
2019 Marco F. Suárez-Herrera, Micheál D. Scanlon
On the non-ideal behaviour of polarised liquid-liquid interfaces
published pages: 135110, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135110
Electrochimica Acta 328 2020-01-30
2019 Lucie Rivier, Pekka Peljo, Sunny Maye, Manuel A. Méndez, Heron Vrubel, Laurent A. C. Vannay, Clémence Corminboeuf, Micheál D. Scanlon, Hubert H. Girault
Mechanistic Study on the Photogeneration of Hydrogen by Decamethylruthenocene
published pages: 12769-12779, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902353
Chemistry – A European Journal 25/55 2020-01-30
2020 Alonso Gamero-Quijano, Grégoire Herzog, Micheál D. Scanlon
Aqueous surface chemistry of gold mesh electrodes in a closed bipolar electrochemical cell
published pages: 135328, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135328
Electrochimica Acta 330 2020-01-30
2018 Pekka Peljo, Micheál D. Scanlon, T. Jane Stockmann
Simulations employing finite element method at liquid|liquid interfaces
published pages: 200-207, ISSN: 2451-9103, DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2017.09.011
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 7 2019-10-08
2018 Micheál D. Scanlon, Evgeny Smirnov, T. Jane Stockmann, Pekka Peljo
Gold Nanofilms at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces: An Emerging Platform for Redox Electrocatalysis, Nanoplasmonic Sensors, and Electrovariable Optics
published pages: 3722-3751, ISSN: 0009-2665, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00595
Chemical Reviews 118/7 2019-05-15

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