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Bridging the transport pathway of charge carriers in a Ta3N5 nanotube array photoanode for solar water splitting

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Abstract

This paper describes an approach to synthesize a tightly adhered Ta3N5 nanotube array (NTA) photoanode with enhanced electron conductivity between the Ta3N5 layer and the substrate via a two-step anodization method. The obtained tightly adhered Ta3N5 NTA photoanode exhibits excellent photoelectrochemical properties with an optimal photocurrent up to 5.3 mA cm−2 at 1.6 V vs. the reversible hydrogen electrode. This approach provides an effective strategy to address the adhesion issue of one dimensional semiconductor photoanodes.

Graphical abstract: Bridging the transport pathway of charge carriers in a Ta3N5 nanotube array photoanode for solar water splitting

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The article was received on 08 May 2015, accepted on 19 May 2015 and first published on 19 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03013G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2015,7, 13153-13158
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    Bridging the transport pathway of charge carriers in a Ta3N5 nanotube array photoanode for solar water splitting

    P. Zhang, T. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Chang and J. Gong, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 13153
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03013G

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