Tantalum (oxy)nitride based photoanodes for solar-driven water oxidation

Zhen, Chao, Chen, Runze, Wang, Lianzhou, Liu, Gang and Cheng, Hui-Ming (2016) Tantalum (oxy)nitride based photoanodes for solar-driven water oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 8: 2783-2800. doi:10.1039/c5ta07057k

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Author Zhen, Chao
Chen, Runze
Wang, Lianzhou
Liu, Gang
Cheng, Hui-Ming
Title Tantalum (oxy)nitride based photoanodes for solar-driven water oxidation
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-7496
Publication date 2016-02-28
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/c5ta07057k
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 4
Issue 8
Start page 2783
End page 2800
Total pages 18
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2500 Materials Science
Abstract Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is a very promising process to produce hydrogen as a clean energy carrier. To achieve 10% solar to hydrogen (STH) conversion efficiency required for practical applications, the current central task in PEC water splitting is the development of efficient photoelectrodes, particularly photoanodes for water oxidation, used in PEC cells. Tantalum (oxy)nitrides with bandgaps ranging from 2.5 to 1.9 eV, corresponding to theoretical STH efficiencies varying from 9.3% to 20.9%, are considered a class of attractive light adsorbers for use in photoanodes for PEC water oxidation and have attracted much recent research attention. In this review, the recent development of tantalum (oxy)nitride photoanodes is summarized. Special interest is focused on the synthesis methods of tantalum (oxy)nitride films and important approaches for improving PEC conversion efficiency and stability of these films as photoanodes. The future trends of tantalum (oxy)nitride based photoanodes are also discussed.
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