Electrode/electrolyte interfaces in (photo-)electrochemical devices

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Abstract

Climate change, due to the continued emissions of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere and subsequent warming of the planet, is an existential crisis facing humanity. The rising temperature is are resulting in the melting of our ice caps and glaciers, influencing the weather patterns, are making many parts of the world unliveable and are driving many species into extinction. If the current trend is continued, catastrophic and irreversible effects to our planet is almost guaranteed. To tackle this issue, we need to immediately find a viable replacement for the carbon emitting fossil fuels currently used in our energy, transportation and chemical infrastructures. Moving to renewable energy sources like wind and solar energy is already proving to be the answer to this problem. However, in-order to scale the use of these non-emitting sustainable energy sources rapidly, some of the issues associated with these sources like the intermittency and the heavy reliance of fossil fuels in the hard to electrify sectors need to be dealt with....