Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy in Artificial Photosynthesis

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Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy in Artificial Photosynthesis

Organizers: Jinghua Guo and Zahid Hussain (ALS), Junko Yano, Vittal Yachandra and Heinz Frei (PBD, JCAP) (Tuesday-Wednesday, October 4-5, 2011)

Sunlight could provide a very significant contribution to our electrical and chemical resources, if efficient and inexpensive systems utilizing are readily available through use of earth abundant materials that could be devised for the energy conversion processes. While utilizing solar energy will require new materials developed through the control of atomic, chemical, and electronic structure, achieving such control of properties requires an intimate collaboration between materials synthesis and characterization of the electronic properties of complex materials. The workshop is to bring together experts in the synthesis, characterization and modeling of efficient artificial photocatalysts.

Date October 4, 2011
Time Speakers Title
13:10-13:15 Junko Yano (JCAP) and Jinghua Guo (ALS) Introduction
13:15-13:45 Peidong Yang (UC Berkeley) Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
13:45-14:15 Rachel Segalman (UC Berkeley) Understanding Hierarchical Structure in Solar Fuel Membranes and Assemblies
14:15-14:45 Joel Ager (MSD, LBNL) Artificial Photosynthesis: A Photovoltaic Perspective
14:45-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-15:45 Simon George/Stephen Cramer (UC Davis) X-Radiation Damage on Photosystem II and model compounds – Can a Bug Become a Feature?
15:45-16:15 Benedikt Lassalle (LBNL) In Situ Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Water-Oxidizing Electrocatalysts
16:15-16:30 Alexander Hexemer (LBNL) Soft X-ray Scattering at beamline 11.0.1.2
16:30-17:00 Per-Anders Glans (LBNL) In-situ soft x-ray spectroscopy facility at BL6.3.1
17:00-17:30 Jinghua Guo, Zahid Hussain, Junko Yano, Vittal Yachandra and Heinz Frei Discussion
17:30-19:30 Dinner
19:30 ALS Users Meeting: Conclusion of Awards Winner, Buses to Downtown
Date October 5, 2011
Time Speakers Title
09:00-09:30 Hirohito Ogasawara (SSRL, SLAC) Soft x-ray study of chemical bonding and reaction at surfaces for artificial photosynthesis
09:30-10:00 Kevin Sivula (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Structural and electronic characterization of high-performance hematite (alpha-Fe2O3) for solar water splitting
10:00-10:20 Hoang Doan/Tanja Cuk (UC Berkeley) Electronic Structure of Cobalt Oxide Polyoxometalates for Water Oxidation using Soft X-ray Spectroscopy
10:20-10:30 Jinghua Guo, Zahid Hussain, Junko Yano, Vittal Yachandra and Heinz Frei Discussion and Summary
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

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Contact: jguo@lbl.gov

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