The Saykally Group

Experimental and Theoretical Physical Chemistry

Electrokinetics of Liquid Microjets


The electrokinetic effect can be exploited for both power and hydrogen generation. Currently, we are working to optimize the efficiency of the power generation by maximizing the perimeter to area ratio in the disks shown in the figure. Alternatively, it has been observed that the current generated by the system changes when ions are introduced. This change has been observed in concentrations as low as the attomolar regime.

412.   Schwierz, N., Lam, R. K., Gamlieli, Z., Tills, J. J., Leung, A., Geissler, P. L., Saykally, R. J. "Hydrogen and Electric Power Generation from Liquid Microjets: Design Principles for Optimizing Conversion Efficiency" J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 (27), 14513-14521 (2016).
407.   Lam R. K., Gamlieli, Z., Harris, S. J., Saykally, R. J., "Thermally Driven Electrokinetic Energy Conversion with Liquid Water Microjets" Chem. Phys. Lett.640, 172-174 (2015).
391.   Kelly, D.N., Lam, R.K., Duffin, A., and Saykally, R. J. "Exploring Solid/Aqueous Interfaces with Ultradilute Electrokinetic Analysis of Liquid Microjets" J. Phys. Chem. C., 117 (24), 12702-12706 (2013).
361. A.M. Duffin and R.J. Saykally, “Electrokinetic Power Generation from Liquid Water Microjets,” J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 17018-17022 (2008). LBNL-1180E
344. A.M. Duffin and R.J. Saykally, “Electrokinetic Hydrogen Generation from Liquid Water Microjets,” J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 12031-12037 (2007).