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Transparent conductive oxides in photoanodes for solar water oxidation

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Abstract

Rational designs of the conductive layer below photocatalytic films determine the efficiency of a photoanode for solar water oxidation. Generally, transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) are widely used as a conductive layer. In this mini review, the fundamentals of TCOs are explained and typical examples of nanoscale TCOs are presented for application in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water oxidation. In addition, hybrid structures formed by coating other photocatalysts on nanoscale TCOs are discussed. In the future, the nanostructured electrode may inspire the design of a series of optoelectronic applications.

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Submitted
06 Nov 2019
Accepted
16 Dec 2019
First published
10 Jan 2020

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale Adv., 2020, Advance Article
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Transparent conductive oxides in photoanodes for solar water oxidation

Y. Fang, D. Commandeur, W. C. Lee and Q. Chen, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00700H

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