Photoelectrochemical water splitting (PEC-WS) is a promising route to obtain hydrogen (and oxygen) from sunlight and water. However, too many semiconductors show poor stability, due to photodegradation phenomena in aqueous solutions, thus loosing efficiency under operative conditions. Aim of this paper is to introduce a simple and fast method for screening different semiconductor materials and identify their efficiency in H2 (or O2) production with respect to photocorrosion. This method could be used with any finely dispersed semiconductor (powder) for a fast, preliminary evaluation of the material's behaviour without interferences from the supporting material (i. e. FTO) or any binder. The method is based on the combination of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) in the tip generation/substrate collection (TG/SC) mode and of cavity microelectrodes as SECM tips. Here, we show results obtained on three powder materials, namely core-shell CuI/CuO, CuI and TiO2.
Determining the Efficiency of Photoelectrode Materials by Coupling Cavity‐Microelectrode Tips and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy / A. Visibile, T. Baran, S. Rondinini, A. Minguzzi, A. Vertova. - In: CHEMELECTROCHEM. - ISSN 2196-0216. - 7:11(2020), pp. 2440-2447.
|Titolo:||Determining the Efficiency of Photoelectrode Materials by Coupling Cavity‐Microelectrode Tips and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy|
VISIBILE, ALBERTO (Primo)
BARAN, TOMASZ (Secondo)
MINGUZZI, ALESSANDRO (Penultimo) (Corresponding)
VERTOVA, ALBERTO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.202000432|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|