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Title: Semiconductor electrode with improved photostability characteristics

Abstract

An electrode is described for use in photoelectrochemical cells having an electrolyte which includes an aqueous constituent. The electrode consists of a semiconductor and a hydrophobic film disposed between the semiconductor and the aqueous constituent. The hydrophobic film is adapted to permit charges to pass therethrough while substantially decreasing the activity of the aqueous constituent at the semiconductor surface thereby decreasing the photodegradation of the semiconductor electrode.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5244211
Application Number:
ON: DE85017805
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-048399; EDB-85-154837
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; DESIGN; FILMS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; STABILITY; DISPERSIONS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; MIXTURES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLUTIONS; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Frank, A.J. Semiconductor electrode with improved photostability characteristics. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Frank, A.J. Semiconductor electrode with improved photostability characteristics. United States.
Frank, A.J. Tue . "Semiconductor electrode with improved photostability characteristics". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrode is described for use in photoelectrochemical cells having an electrolyte which includes an aqueous constituent. The electrode consists of a semiconductor and a hydrophobic film disposed between the semiconductor and the aqueous constituent. The hydrophobic film is adapted to permit charges to pass therethrough while substantially decreasing the activity of the aqueous constituent at the semiconductor surface thereby decreasing the photodegradation of the semiconductor electrode.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {2}
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