Armenian Journal of Physics

MANUFACTURE AND INVESTIGATIONS OF ANODIZED TITANIUM OXIDE PHOTOANODES

Arakelyan, V. and Shahnazaryan, G. and Khachaturyan, E. and Stepanyan, G. (2008) MANUFACTURE AND INVESTIGATIONS OF ANODIZED TITANIUM OXIDE PHOTOANODES. Armenian Journal of Physics, 1 (1). pp. 43-46. ISSN 1829-1171

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Abstract

Photoelectrolysis of water, first reported in 1972 by Fujishima and Honda [1], has recently attracted renewed interest since it offers a renewable, non-polluting approach to hydrogen production [2, 3]. Interest in semiconductor photoanodes made of the titanium dioxide, which is characterized as highly stable against photocorrosion and is relatively inexpensive, has renewed. Thus, a possibility to manufacture nanostructured photoanodes, owing to high surface area and improved charge separation kinetics, became basic direction of the investigations [4-7]. The aim of this work was the manufacture of semiconductor photoanodes made of thin-film titanium oxide by anodization of pure titanium plates at an invariable voltage and investigation of their photoelectrochemical properties.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physics > 81.Materials science
ID Code:16
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Deposited On:26 Apr 2008 18:01
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