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Interface engineering of nanoceramic hematite photoelectrode for solar energy conversion

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Freitas, Andre L. M. [1] ; Muche, Dereck N. F. [1] ; Leite, Edson R. [2] ; Souza, Flavio L. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Fed Univ ABC UFABC, Lab Alternat Energy & Nanomat LEAN, BR-09210580 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Brazilian Ctr Res Energy & Mat CNPEM, Brazilian Nanotechnol Natl Lab LNNANO, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Ceramic Society; v. 103, n. 12 AUG 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This work addresses the role of different modifiers on the overall photocurrent response, which allowed a dual material insertion, increasing the charge separation without compromise the surface catalysis. Sn-addition onto nanoceramic hematite photoelectrodes clearly increased flat band potential, promoting a good charge separation, and shifting the onset to a higher potential, attributed to the surface-trapping state created by this modification. Notoriously, Sn-hematite photoelectrodes loaded with NiFeO(x)exhibited the highest photocurrent density, suggesting a partially recovered surface-trapping states created during the electrode designing. The well-known cocatalyst acted in the overall photoelectrocatalytic response with no significant effect on the turn-on voltage, in other words, with minor effect related to catalytic efficiency. The dual modification contributes to understand the role of different modifiers allowing to satisfactorily improve charge separation while maintaining the conductivity attributed to IV-group ions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11736-0 - Development of inorganic material nanostructures for conversion and storage of solar energy
Grantee:André Luiz Martins de Freitas
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 17/02317-2 - Interfaces in materials: electronic, magnetic, structural and transport properties
Grantee:Adalberto Fazzio
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants