Semiconducting eutectic materials for photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry applications: a perspective
The world of semiconductors has drastically improved human lifestyle due to its versatile applications. The demand for new efficient semiconductors is increasing day by day, giving birth to the idea of new synthesis methods. Here, the importance of semiconductor eutectic materials has been presented, as one of the potential candidates for solar-based devices such as photo-anodes for water splitting, along with the micro (μ) pulling method (as a synthesis method for semiconductor eutectic materials). A comparison of the efficiency of the present devices with the eutectic composites has been made, showing semiconductor eutectic materials as a better alternative. In addition, possible changes that can be achieved using the μ-pulling method to enhance the photo(electro)chemical (PEC) properties have focused on semiconducting eutectic materials in this article.
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