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Elaboration and characterization of nanoplate structured alpha-Fe2O3 films by Ag3PO4

Ke, Xuebin; Ren, Yajun; Wang, Hongyan; Wu, Quanping; Xue, Song; Zhang, Chuangli


Yajun Ren

Hongyan Wang

Quanping Wu

Song Xue

Chuangli Zhang


A new strategy for surface treatment of hematite nanoplates for efficient photoelectrochemical (PEC) performances is proposed. Silver orthophosphate (Ag₃PO₄) has been adopted to mediate the formation of α-Fe₂O₃ films. Phosphate ions in Ag₃PO₄ is found to cause a significant morphology change during annealing process, from β-FeOOH nanorod arrays to hematite nanoplates. Meanwhile, Ag ions is doped into α-Fe₂O₃ film. The obtained nanoplate structured Fe₂O₃ –Ag–P films demonstrate much higher photoelectrochemical performance as photoanodes than the bare Fe₂O₃ nanorod thin films. The effects of phosphate and silver ions on the morphology, surface characteristics and the PEC properties of the photoanodes are investigated.


Ke, X., Ren, Y., Wang, H., Wu, Q., Xue, S., & Zhang, C. (2016). Elaboration and characterization of nanoplate structured alpha-Fe2O3 films by Ag3PO4. Solar Energy, 135, 274-283.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 2, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2016
Publication Date Oct 1, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Solar energy
Print ISSN 0038-092X
Electronic ISSN 0038-092X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 135
Pages 274-283
Keywords Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; General Materials Science
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Solar energy, 2016, v.135.


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