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Se doping: an effective strategy toward Fe2O3 nanorod arrays for greatly enhanced solar water oxidation

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In this communication, we first report a fast and low-temperature preparation of Se doped Fe2O3 (Se-Fe2O3) nanorod arrays grown on a Ti plate with superior photoelectrochemical (PEC) performance for water oxidation. The Se-Fe2O3 offers a photocurrent density of 1.44 mA cm−2 at 1.23 V vs. the RHE in 1.0 M NaOH under simulated light (AM 1.5 G, 100 mW cm−2) irradiation, 3.13 times that of undoped Fe2O3, with a 90 mV cathodic shift of the onset potential. Experimental studies indicate that the superior PEC activity is ascribed to the increased electrical conductivity and carrier density arising from Se doping, which is of great benefit to improve the charge separation efficiency in bulk Se-Fe2O3. The present Se-doping offers an attractive approach to fabricate high-performance semiconductor photoanodes for applications.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2017, accepted on 23 May 2017 and first published on 23 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03304D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 12086-12090
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    Se doping: an effective strategy toward Fe2O3 nanorod arrays for greatly enhanced solar water oxidation

    R. Zhang, L. Yang, X. Huang, T. Chen, F. Qu, Z. Liu, G. Du, A. M. Asiri and X. Sun, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 12086
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03304D

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