Tungsten trioxide as a photoanode for a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC)

Gary Hodes, David Cahen, Joost Manassen

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Abstract

THE PEC1 has acquired popularity among researchers in the past years, mainly because of its possible use in solar energy conversion 2,3. The major problem at present is to find a semiconductor electrode with an optical band gap (written as just band gap below) small enough to allow it to absorb a reasonably large portion of the solar spectrum, and at the same time being stable against photocorrosion. We here report that WO 3 meets these criteria although it is not very efficient at solar wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-313
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume260
Issue number5549
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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