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    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
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IJMMM 2014 Vol.2(1): 51-55 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2014.V2.98

Enhancement of Photoelectric Conversion Properties of α-Fe2O3/Cu2O Bilayered Photoanode

Dipika Sharma, Sumant Upadhayy, Surbhi Choudhary, Vibha R. Satsangi, Rohit Shrivastav, and Sahab Dass
Abstract—Nanostructured thin films of pure Cu2O, Fe2O3 and bilayered α-Fe2O3/Cu2O were deposited on ITO glass substrates using simple Spray pyrolysis method. All samples were characterized using XRD, AFM and UV–Vis spectrometry. Photo electrochemical properties were also investigated in a three-electrode cell system. UV-Vis absorption spectrum for pure Cu2O, Fe2O3 and bilayered Fe2O3/Cu2O shows absorption in visible region. All nanostructured thin film samples were used as photoelectrode in the Photoelectrochemical cell for water splitting reaction. Our results exhibit that the photocurrent of the Fe2O3/ Cu2O film 0.32 mAcm-2 was significantly higher than that of pure Fe2O3 (0.028 mAcm-2) under visible light illumination at 0.8 V/SCE.

Index Terms—Photoelectrochemical, water splitting, bilayered, Cu2O, Fe2O3, spray-pyrolysis.

Dipika Sharma, Surbhi Choudhary, Rohit Shrivastav are with Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (e-mail: dipika.sharma286@gmail.com). Sumant Upadhyay is with CSIR, New Delhi, India. Sahab Dass is with the Dept. of Chemistry, Dayalbagh. Educational Institute, Agra-282110 (e-mail: drsahabdas@gmail.com). V. R. Satsangi is with Department of Physics & Computer Sciences, Dayalbagh, Educational Institute, Agra 282110, India.

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Cite:Dipika Sharma, Sumant Upadhayy, Surbhi Choudhary, Vibha R. Satsangi, Rohit Shrivastav, and Sahab Dass, "Enhancement of Photoelectric Conversion Properties of α-Fe2O3/Cu2O Bilayered Photoanode," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 51-55, 2014.

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