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Sol–gel synthesis of mesoporous CaFe2O4 photocathodes with hierarchical pore morphology

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Abstract

Calcium ferrite (CaFe2O4) thin film photoelectrodes with hierarchical pore morphology are produced by a simple sol–gel-based dip coating approach with a commercially available polymer as porogen. By short-term calcination at only 700 °C, a crystalline and phase-pure CaFe2O4 thin film with an average film thickness of 250 nm is obtained. Photoelectrochemical characterisation gives insights into the charge carrier dynamics of the p-type absorber material with regards to future application as an earth-abundant and high surface area photocathode.

Graphical abstract: Sol–gel synthesis of mesoporous CaFe2O4 photocathodes with hierarchical pore morphology

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2018, accepted on 13 Feb 2019 and first published on 14 Feb 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00627J
Citation: Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Advance Article

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    Sol–gel synthesis of mesoporous CaFe2O4 photocathodes with hierarchical pore morphology

    K. Kirchberg and R. Marschall, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00627J

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