skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Luminescent photoelectrochemical cells. 6. Spatial aspects of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence of cadmium selenide electrodes. Technical report

Abstract

The study of interfacial charge-transfer processes at semiconductor electrodes is under active investigation, as befits the semiconductor's role as the key element of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs). We have recently reported the use of luminescence as a tool for examining charge-transfer events occurring at n-type CdS and CdS:Te (Te-doped CdS) electrodes. Photoluminescence was studied while these electrodes served as photoanodes in PECs employing polychalcogenide electrolytes; under certain conditions photoluminescence could be initiated by using the semiconductors as dark cathodes in alkaline, peroxydisulfate media. Photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) represents two methods for populating the excited-state manifold of CdSe. PL studies, to be described first, were conducted in air and in a PEC. These experiments aid in the assignment of the emissive transition and detail its spectral distribution, efficiency, and perturbation by the passage of current in a PEC. Subsequently, we discuss the analogous EL characteristics of spectral distribution, efficiency and potential dependence. Implications of comparisons of PL and EL properties are also discussed in this section. In the final section we describe the effects of various surface treatments on the PL properties of CdSe.

Authors:
; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Univ., Madison (USA). Dept. of Chemistry
OSTI Identifier:
5439431
Report Number(s):
AD-A-107580/3
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM SELENIDES; ELECTROLUMINESCENCE; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; PHOTOANODES; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHARGE EXCHANGE; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; ELECTRODES; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY LEVELS; EXCITATION; INTERFACES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PROCESSING; ANODES; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; CONVERSION; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; EQUIPMENT; LUMINESCENCE; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SELENIDES; SELENIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Streckert, H H, Tong, J, and Ellis, A B. Luminescent photoelectrochemical cells. 6. Spatial aspects of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence of cadmium selenide electrodes. Technical report. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Streckert, H H, Tong, J, & Ellis, A B. Luminescent photoelectrochemical cells. 6. Spatial aspects of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence of cadmium selenide electrodes. Technical report. United States.
Streckert, H H, Tong, J, and Ellis, A B. Tue . "Luminescent photoelectrochemical cells. 6. Spatial aspects of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence of cadmium selenide electrodes. Technical report". United States.
@article{osti_5439431,
title = {Luminescent photoelectrochemical cells. 6. Spatial aspects of the photoluminescence and electroluminescence of cadmium selenide electrodes. Technical report},
author = {Streckert, H H and Tong, J and Ellis, A B},
abstractNote = {The study of interfacial charge-transfer processes at semiconductor electrodes is under active investigation, as befits the semiconductor's role as the key element of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs). We have recently reported the use of luminescence as a tool for examining charge-transfer events occurring at n-type CdS and CdS:Te (Te-doped CdS) electrodes. Photoluminescence was studied while these electrodes served as photoanodes in PECs employing polychalcogenide electrolytes; under certain conditions photoluminescence could be initiated by using the semiconductors as dark cathodes in alkaline, peroxydisulfate media. Photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) represents two methods for populating the excited-state manifold of CdSe. PL studies, to be described first, were conducted in air and in a PEC. These experiments aid in the assignment of the emissive transition and detail its spectral distribution, efficiency, and perturbation by the passage of current in a PEC. Subsequently, we discuss the analogous EL characteristics of spectral distribution, efficiency and potential dependence. Implications of comparisons of PL and EL properties are also discussed in this section. In the final section we describe the effects of various surface treatments on the PL properties of CdSe.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5439431}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {10}
}

Technical Report:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that may hold this item. Keep in mind that many technical reports are not cataloged in WorldCat.

Save / Share: