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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF LIGAND STRUCTURE ON CATALYTIC ACTIVITY IN WATER OXIDATION CATALYSIS MECHANISMS

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posted on 2024-04-20, 18:31 authored by Gabriel S BuryGabriel S Bury

Insights from research into the natural photosynthetic processes are applied to inform the rational design of inorganic catalysts. The study of these synthetic systems – artificial photosynthesis – will lead towards the development of a device able to absorb light, convert and store the energy in the form of chemical bonds. The water-splitting reaction, a bottleneck of the photosynthetic process, is a key barrier to overcome in this endeavor. Thus, the focused study of water-oxidation catalysts able to facilitate this difficult reaction is performed, in order to develop a green-energy solution in the form of an artificial photosynthesis system.

Funding

F.00024847.02.016

History

Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Department

  • Physics and Astronomy

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Yulia Pushkar

Additional Committee Member 2

Lyudmila Slipchenko

Additional Committee Member 3

Sergei Savikhin

Additional Committee Member 4

Martin Kruczenski

Additional Committee Member 5

Stephen Durbin