Microfabrication for solar-to-hydrogen devices

Pieter Johannes Westerik

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels urge us to switch to more renewable energy sources. There is more than enough sunlight to provide all the energy that we need. However, because the sun does not always shine, we need a way to store this energy for later use. Solar-to-hydrogen devices generate a fuel which can be stored, instead of electricity which has to be used directly when it is generated. This PhD thesis investigates the usefulness of microstructuring for such devices, microstructuring that is achieved with techniques that are also used for computer chip fabrication.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Gardeniers, J.G.E., Supervisor
  • Huskens, Jurriaan, Supervisor
Award date8 Jun 2018
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4552-5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018


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