Nanostructured thin films based on TiO2 and/or SiC for use in photoelectrochemical cells: A review of the material characteristics, synthesis and recent applications

Nanostructured thin films based on TiO2 and/or SiC for use in photoelectrochemical cells: A review of the material characteristics, synthesis and recent applications

Autor Pessoa, R. S. Google Scholar
Fraga, M. A. Google Scholar
Santos, L. V. Google Scholar
Massi, M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Maciel, H. S. Google Scholar
Instituição Univ Paraiba Valley Univap
Fac Technol São Paulo
ITA DCTA
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In solar energy harvesting research, there is growing interest in the study of photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of the following classes of semiconductor materials: metal oxides and silicon-based compounds. the motivation is that such materials are being successfully used as photoelectrode in PEC cells. Special attention has been given to the wide band gap materials. This review discusses, from the material science perspective, the recent literature relating to two wide band gap semiconductor materials: one metal oxide, titanium dioxide (TiO2), and one silicon-based compound, silicon carbide (SiC). Emphasis is placed on TiO2 and SiC thin films for PEC applications. Materials characteristics, synthesis methods and recent photocatalytic applications are presented. Finally, the interesting effect of the efficiency increase of PEC devices developed from a heterojunction of TiO2 and SiC is discussed. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Assunto Nanotechnology
Titanium dioxide
Silicon carbide
Photocatalysis
DSSC
Water splitting
Idioma Inglês
Financiador Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Brazilian Space Agency - AEB
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Número do financiamento FAPESP: 2011/50773-0
CAPES: 02765/09-8
Data 2015-01-01
Publicado em Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 29, p. 56-68, 2015.
ISSN 1369-8001 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 56-68
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2014.05.053
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Resenha
Web of Science WOS:000345645500004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38590

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