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Facile Routes to Produce Hematite Film for Hydrogen Generation from Photoelectro-Chemical Water Splitting

  • Flavio L. de Souza
  • Allan M. Xavier
  • Waldemir M. de Carvalho
  • Ricardo H. Gonçalves
  • Edson R. Leite
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we brief review a recent progress in chemical synthesis used to prepare very promise material to be applied as photoanode in a PEC cell. We discuss the important parameters such as; the interface solid/liquid showing the different challenge that needs to be addressed for obtains higher semiconductor photoanode performance. In addition, we discuss the impact of a variety of morphology applied in a PEC cell to split water and generate hydrogen and oxygen molecular. Finally, we have pointed out the progress of molecular oxygen evolution mechanism from water oxidation under solar light irradiation.

Keywords

Water Splitting Transparent Conducting Oxide Hematite Phase Hematite Surface Pure Hematite 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Brazilian agencies of FAPESP (Grant No. 2010/02464-6), CAPES, CNPq (555855/2010-4), Instituto Nacional em Eletrônica Orgânica (INEO), NanoBioMed Brazilian Network (CAPES) and INCTMN.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavio L. de Souza
    • 1
  • Allan M. Xavier
    • 1
  • Waldemir M. de Carvalho
    • 1
  • Ricardo H. Gonçalves
    • 2
  • Edson R. Leite
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Ciências Naturais e HumanasUniversidade Federal do ABC—UFABCSanto AndréBrasil
  2. 2.Departamento de Química Universidade Federal de São CarlosSão CarlosBrasil

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