CO2 Conundrum

In his latest opinion piece, Professor Ozin asks: what is the chemical industry doing to mitigate CO2 pollution?

A New Solar Cell with a CdS Layer for Improved Efficiency

A new solar cell is described that relies on a thin layer of clean CdS in which a high-field domain extracts holes from p-type emitters without having pn-junctions involved. This design is highly advantageous for increasing the efficiency of the solar cell significantly, by avoiding junction leakage and by increasing the open circuit voltage to its theoretical value approaching the band gap at T = 0 K.

The war against climate change: have we done enough?

Opinion: We can’t have a clean-energy revolution without molecules, polymers and materials. But what have we really done to help win the war against climate change?

Titania mania – peering into the heart of photocatalysis

4D ultra-fast electron microscopy can peer into and peel away the most subtle details and beauty of photocatalysis, providing a new sharp focus realism of human-made nano machinery for the solar powered fixation of CO2 to fuels and chemical feedstocks.

h-envy

Professor Ozin tackles one of the most popular metrics in modern science – the h-index.

A better memory: improving ReRAM to challenge NAND

A potentially major breakthrough has been made in the study of ReRAM memory devices.

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Fixing Carbon Dioxide – Doing Something Fast and Economically Sensible

We all love CO2 – let’s do it, let’s fix CO2 fixation!

Global Carbon Dioxide Utilization Strategy that Benefits Everyone, Including Earth

How can we utilize carbon dioxide to solve the looming climate change problem caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions?

Golden Anniversay Special: Solar Fuels Cluster, University of Toronto

After publishing 50 opinion pieces with us at MaterialsViews, Professor Ozin reflects on his three years work at the UofT solar fuel cluster, and looks to the future.

Is there enough platinum to run a solar-powered hydrogen economy?

In his latest piece, Professor Ozin considers the possibility of basing a future hydrogen economy on platinum catalysts.