Semiconductor photoelectrochemical hydrogen production is an important and promising technology for utilizing solar energy. The efficiency of hydrogen production depends on the efficiencies of separation and transport of photo-generated carriers. A deep understanding of the behavior of these processes has guiding significance for designing efficient solar hydrogen device. photoelectrochemical and transient absorption spectroscopy methods are powerful tool for studying the microscopic dynamics and mechanism of photocatalytic reaction. This review describes the part of the latest results of the author regarding the semiconductor photoelectrochemical hydrogen production obtained by these methods,and the problems and future research priorities in this field are proposed.

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photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, photogenerated carriers, dynamics, transient photovoltage, transient absorption spectroscopy

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