Solar Cells & Photonics Research Laboratory

School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

10-fold enhancement in light-driven water splitting using niobium oxynitride microcone array films


Authors: Basamat S Shaheen, Ahmed M Hafez, Banavoth Murali, Ahmad R Kirmani, Aram Amassian, Omar F Mohammed, Nageh K Allam


Keywords: Oxynitride,. Water splitting,

Year: 2016​​

Abstract: We 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.​​

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