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Nanostructure-based WO3 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting

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Abstract

Nanostructured WO3 has been developed as a promising water-splitting material due to its ability of capturing parts of the visible light and high stability in aqueous solutions under acidic conditions. In this review, the fabrication, photocatalytic performance and operating principles of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) for water splitting based on WO3 photoanodes, with an emphasis on the last decade, are discussed. The morphology, dimension, crystallinity, grain boundaries, defect and separation, transport of photogenerated charges will also be mentioned as the impact factors on photocatalytic performance.

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Submitted
27 Mar 2012
Accepted
28 Mar 2012
First published
29 Mar 2012

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 7894-7911
Article type
Perspective

Nanostructure-based WO3 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting

X. Liu, F. Wang and Q. Wang, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 7894
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40976C

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