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Title: Highly efficient 3D-ZnO nanosheet photoelectrodes for solar-driven water splitting: Chalcogenide nanoparticle sensitization and mathematical modeling
Authors: Altaf, Çigdem Tuç
Faraji, Mehrdad
Kumtepe, Alihan
Abdullayeva, Nazrin
Yılmaz, Nazmi
Karagöz, Emine
Bozbey, Ali
Kurt, Hamza
Sankır, Mehmet
Demirci Sankır, Nurdan
Keywords: ZnO nanosheet
Photoelectrochemical solar cell
Cadmium sulfide
Cadmium selenide
Finite-difference time-domain simulation
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Source: Altaf, C. T., Faraji, M., Kumtepe, A., Abdullayeva, N., Yilmaz, N., Karagoz, E., ... and Sankir, N. D. (2020). Highly efficient 3D-ZnO nanosheet photoelectrodes for solar-driven water splitting: Chalcogenide nanoparticle sensitization and mathematical modeling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 828, 154472.
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) zinc oxide nanosheets (ZnO-NS), assembled on the FTO coated glass substrates after chemical treatment, have been achieved via a simple yet effective chemical bath deposition technique. The exploration of chalcogenide nanoparticle sensitization on ZnO-NS thin-film photoanodes led us to a spectacular enhancement in the photoelectrochemical conversion efficiency for solar-driven water splitting process as compared to the bare 3D-ZnO-NS. The maximum incident photon-to-charge carrier efficiency of bare 3D-ZnO-NS has been enhanced by approximately four folds as a result of cadmium sulfide (CdS) and cadmium selenide (CdSe) sensitization and the efficiency value have reached to 51% at 550 nm. Besides, the maximum charge injection and charge separation efficiencies of the ZnO eCdSe electrodes have been calculated as 93% and 64%, respectively. Numerical examination of the optical absorption and electrical field distribution has been performed via the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method in order to investigate the basis of the enhancement in the photoelectrochemical efficiencies of the 3D-ZnO-NS photoelectrodes. FDTD numerical simulation proved that the accumulation of rectangular 2D-nanosheets of ZnO in 3D-microspherical forms enhanced the light absorption significantly. Moreover, FDTD results also verified that the optical absorption of the ZnO electrodes has been extended from ultraviolet to visible region via CdS and CdSe nanoparticle deposition. (c) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0925-8388
Appears in Collections:Elektrik ve Elektronik Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Malzeme Bilimi ve Nanoteknoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Material Science & Nanotechnology Engineering
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
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