ZnO nanorod-arrays as photo-(electro)chemical materials: strategies designed to overcome the material's natural limitations

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dc.contributor.author Povey, Ian M.
dc.contributor.author Kegel, Jan
dc.contributor.author Pemble, Martyn E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-05T10:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-05T10:04:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-30
dc.identifier.citation Kegel, J., Povey, I. M. and Pemble, M. E. (2017) 'ZnO nanorod-arrays as photo-(electro)chemical materials: strategies designed to overcome the material's natural limitations', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 165(4), pp 3034-3044. doi:10.1149/2.0051804jes en
dc.identifier.volume 165 en
dc.identifier.issued 4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 3034 en
dc.identifier.endpage 3044 en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-4651
dc.identifier.issn 1945-7111
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5236
dc.identifier.doi 10.1149/2.0051804jes
dc.description.abstract The urgent need for clean and storable energy drives many currently topical areas of materials research. Among the many materials under investigation zinc oxide is one of the most studied in relation to its use in photo-(electro)chemical applications. This study aims to give an overview of some of the main challenges associated with the use of zinc oxide for these applications: the high density of intrinsic defects which can lead to fast recombination, low visible light absorption and the occurrence of photo-corrosion. Employing simple low-temperature solution based methods; it is shown how defect-engineering can be used to increase the photo-electrochemical performance and how doping can strongly increase the visible light absorption of zinc oxide nanorod-arrays. Furthermore the deposition of ultra-thin titanium dioxide layers using atomic layer deposition is investigated as possible route for the protection of zinc oxide against photo-corrosion. en
dc.description.uri http://www.electrochem.org/231 en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Electrochemical Society en
dc.relation.ispartof JES Focus Issue on Processes at the Semiconductor-Solution Interface
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. Published by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted reuse of the work in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. All rights reserved. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Defects en
dc.subject Photo-corrosion en
dc.subject ZnO en
dc.title ZnO nanorod-arrays as photo-(electro)chemical materials: strategies designed to overcome the material's natural limitations en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Martyn Pemble, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: martyn.pemble@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-01-05T09:52:59Z
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Electrochemical Society en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress martyn.pemble@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI US Ireland R&D Partnership/13/US/I2543/IE/Research into Emerging Nano-structured Electrodes for the splitting of Water (RENEW)/ en


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© 2017, the Authors. Published by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted reuse of the work in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. All rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2017, the Authors. Published by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted reuse of the work in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. All rights reserved.
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