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Unraveling the role of single layer graphene as overlayer on hematite photoanodes

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Autor(es):
Carminati, Saulo Amaral [1] ; Barbosa, Andre do Nascimento [2] ; Martins de Freitas, Andre Luiz [3] ; Freire, Jr., Fernando Lazaro [2] ; Souza, Flavio Leandro [3] ; Nogueira, Ana Flavia [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Lab Nanotecnol & Energia Solar, Inst Chem, POB 6154, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Pontifical Catholic Univ Rio de Janeiro PUC Rio, Dept Phys, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ ABC UFABC, CCNH, Santo Andre - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS; v. 372, p. 109-118, APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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In this work, the role of the single layer graphene as overlayer on hematite photoanodes surface was investigated for water oxidation reaction via photoelectrochemical process. Single layer graphene (SLG) was synthesized by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and transferred from the copper foil to the alpha-Fe2O3 photoanode surface. To ensure the purity and quality of SLG, elemental composition of the samples was investigated in all steps and no metal (Cu) trace was found after the transference onto the photoanode surface. The photocurrent density of alpha-Fe2O3/graphene photoanode was increased from 1.25 to 1.64 mA cm(-2) at 1.23 V-RHE in comparison to bare alpha-Fe2O3 photoanode. The role of SLG added on alpha-Fe2O3 and the charge carrier dynamics were investigated combining transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS) and surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS). These combined techniques revealed that the photogenerated holes had their lifetime increased as a function of applied bias and after the SLG deposition onto the alpha-Fe2O3 photoanode surface. As consequence, the photochemical separation and transfer of the photogenerated charge carriers became more efficient in the presence of SLG. The incorporation of SLG on alpha-Fe2O3 photoanode is believed to suppress the surface traps, enabling holes to diffuse into the solid-liquid interface and promoting water oxidation reaction driven by sunlight irradiation. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/23775-3 - Nanocompósitos de óxidos metálicos com óxido de grafeno reduzido e suas aplicações em reações de water splitting e fotorredução de CO2
Beneficiário:Saulo Do Amaral Carminati
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/11986-5 - Divisão de Pesquisa 1 - portadores densos de energia
Beneficiário:Ana Flávia Nogueira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Centros de Pesquisa em Engenharia
Processo FAPESP: 14/11736-0 - Desenvolvimento de nanoestruturas de material inorgânico para conversão e armazenamento de energia solar
Beneficiário:André Luiz Martins de Freitas
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto