Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter. Our current focus is on detection and sensing/imaging with an emphasis on the development of integrated photonics. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.

 

Characterization of Nanostructured Solar-to-Fuel devices


  • Sun-Young Park - Former member
  • Annemarie Huijser - Former member


  • The objective of our research is the design, synthesis, characterization and optimization of nanostructured solar-to-fuel devices based on silicon micro/nano pillars functionalized with WO3-based photocatalysts. A typical example of our nanostructures is shown in Figure 1.

    WO3 photocatalyst nanoparticles deposited on silicon pillar
    Figure 1. WO3 photocatalyst nanoparticles deposited on silicon pillar.