10-fold enhancement in light-driven water splitting using niobium oxynitride microcone array films
AuthorsShaheen, Basamat S.
Hafez, Ahmed M.
Kirmani, Ahmad R.
Mohammed, Omar F.
Allam, Nageh K.
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Material Science and Engineering Program
Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics Group
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy and Four-dimensional Electron Imaging Research Group
Online Publication Date2016-03-26
Print Publication Date2016-07
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AbstractWe demonstrate, for the first time, the synthesis of highly ordered niobium oxynitride microcones as an attractive class of materials for visible-light-driven water splitting. As revealed by the ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), photoelectrochemical and transient photocurrent measurements, the microcones showed enhanced performance (~1000% compared to mesoporous niobium oxide) as photoanodes for water splitting with remarkable stability and visible light activity. © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationShaheen BS, Hafez AM, Murali B, Kirmani AR, Amassian A, et al. (2016) 10-fold enhancement in light-driven water splitting using niobium oxynitride microcone array films. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 151: 149–153. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.03.011.
SponsorsWe would like to acknowledge the financial support of this work by The American University in Cairo, Grant #SSE - PHYS - NA - RSG - FY16-FY17-Contract No. 7. The support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is highly appreciated. B. S. Shaheen acknowledges Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe for allowing the use of his lab facilities.