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|Title:||Enhanced charge transport and increased active sites on α-Fe2O3 (110) nanorod surface containing oxygen vacancies for improved solar water oxidation performance||Authors:||Hu, Jun
|Issue Date:||2018||Source:||Hu, J., Zhao, X., Chen, W., & Chen, Z. (2018). Enhanced charge transport and increased active sites on α-Fe2O3 (110) nanorod surface containing oxygen vacancies for improved solar water oxidation performance. ACS Omega, 3(11), 14973-14980. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01195||Series/Report no.:||ACS Omega||Abstract:||The effect of oxygen vacancies (VO) on α-Fe2O3 (110) facet on the performance of photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is researched by both experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The experimental results manifest that the enhancement in photocurrent density by the presence of VO is related with increased charge separation and charge-transfer efficiencies. The electrochemical analysis reveals that the sample with VO demonstrates an enhanced carrier density and reduced charge-transfer resistance. The results of DFT calculation indicate that the better charge separation is also contributed by the decrease of potential on the VO surface, which improves the hole transport from the bulk to the surface. The reduced charge-transfer resistance is owing to the greatly increased number of active sites. The current study provides important insight into the roles of VO on α-Fe2O3 photoanode, especially on its surface catalysis. The generated lesson is also helpful for the improvement of other PEC photoanode materials.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/105571
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b01195||Rights:||© 2018 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved. This paper was published in ACS Omega and is made available with the permission of American Chemical Society.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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