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Paper   IPM / Physic / 16563
School of Physics
  Title:   Newly designed ternary hematite-based heterojunction for PEC water splitting
  Author(s): 
1.  Sh. Farhoosh
2.  B. Eftekharinia
3.  M. Tayebi
4.  B. Kyu Lee
5.  N. Naseri
  Status:   Preprint
  Journal:
  Year:  2021
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
Hematite is recognized as a promising photoanode for photoelectrochemical water oxidation to produce solar hydrogen due to its favorable properties. However, the high charge carrier recombination rate due to low electrical conductivity and sluggish oxygen reduction kinetics of pure hematite hinder its photocatalytic activity. This work proposed a new hematite-based heterostructure of Ti-Fe2O3/Fe2TiO5/FeOOH, synthesized through a hydrothermal method. The photoanode morphology was branched nanorods that expanded their surface area and improved charge transfer at the photoanode/electrolyte interface. In a novel and complement modification approach, a thin pseudobrookite interlayer was applied between β-FeOOH electrocatalyst and Ti-doped hematite to suppress charge recombination, and enhance charge separation, leading to 32

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