Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151350
Title: Synergistically enhanced charge separation in BiFeO3/Sn:TiO2 nanorod photoanode via bulk and surface dual modifications
Authors: Huang, Jing
Wang, Yang
Liu, Xueqin
Li, Yinchang
Hu, Xiaoqin
He, Bing
Shu, Zhu
Li, Zhen
Zhao, Yanli
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Huang, J., Wang, Y., Liu, X., Li, Y., Hu, X., He, B., Shu, Z., Li, Z. & Zhao, Y. (2019). Synergistically enhanced charge separation in BiFeO3/Sn:TiO2 nanorod photoanode via bulk and surface dual modifications. Nano Energy, 59, 33-40. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.02.025
Project: RG5/16
RG11/17
RG114/17
Journal: Nano Energy
Abstract: Charge separation is regarded as a vital factor determining the photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance of TiO2 photoanode. Herein, for the first time, the synergistic effect between Sn doping and ferroelectric BiFeO3 (BFO) coating in BFO/Sn:TiO2 composite photoanode for enhanced PEC performance is reported. The Sn doping leads to enhanced charge carrier density due to efficient charge separation. After the deposition of ferroelectric BFO thin film, the charge-separation efficiency (ηsep) is further enhanced because of spontaneous polarization of the BFO layer. More importantly, the PEC performance could be further improved by positive polarization of the BFO/Sn:TiO2 composite photoanode, achieving remarkable photocurrent density (Jph) of 1.76 mA cm−2 at 1.23 V vs. reversible hydrogen electrode and high stability. This work indicates that the dual modification (i.e. Sn doping in bulk and ferroelectric BFO thin film deposition on the surface) holds a great promise in improving the PEC performance of photoanodes by promoting charge separation, which can be extended to other common photoanode materials, such as Fe2O3 and BiVO4.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151350
ISSN: 2211-2855
DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.02.025
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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