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Multi-modal optimization of bismuth vanadate photoanodes via combinatorial alloying and hydrogen processing

Newhouse, P. F. and Guevarra, D. and Umehara, M. and Boyd, D. A. and Zhou, L. and Cooper, J. K. and Haber, J. A. and Gregoire, J. M. (2019) Multi-modal optimization of bismuth vanadate photoanodes via combinatorial alloying and hydrogen processing. Chemical Communications, 55 (4). pp. 489-492. ISSN 1359-7345. doi:10.1039/c8cc07156j.

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Alloying transition metals, such as Mo, into BiVO_4 has emerged as the primary mechanism for improving carrier transport in this photoanode for solar fuels production. The present work establishes the generality of improving photoelectrochemical performance through co-alloying with a transition metal electron donor and a structure-modulating rare earth. Further improvement for all such alloys is obtained by annealing the oxide materials in H_2, ultimately producing photoanodes with above 3 mA cm^(−2) photocurrent density under AM 1.5G illumination, in the top tier of compact BiVO_4 films.

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Newhouse, P. F.0000-0003-2032-3010
Guevarra, D.0000-0002-9592-3195
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Additional Information:© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Received 3rd September 2018, Accepted 6th December 2018. First published on 6th December 2018. This work is performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, supported through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC00049. There are no conflicts to declare.
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