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Residual Energy Harvesting from Light Transients Using Hematite as an Intrinsic Photocapacitor in a Symmetrical Cell

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  • van Leeuwen, N.
  • Blom, B.

  • Xie, M.
  • Adamaki, V.
  • Bowen, C. R.
  • de Araujo, M. A.
  • Mascaro, L. H.
  • Cameron, P. J.
  • Marken, F.

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Hematite as a sustainable photoabsorber material offers a band gap close to 2 eV and photoanode characteristics, but usually requires additional catalysts to enhance surface redox chemistry during steady state light energy harvesting for water splitting. Here, for a highly doped hematite film, sufficient intrinsic photocapacitor behavior is reported for the conversion of light transients into energy. Residual energy is harvested in a symmetric architecture with two opposing mesoporous hematite films on conductive glass. Transient light energy harvesting is shown to occur without the need for water splitting.

    Research areas

  • ALPHA-FE2O3 PHOTOANODES, CONVERSION, DYNAMICS, ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES, FILMS, KINETICS, OXYGEN EVOLUTION, STORAGE, WATER, charge carrier, energy conversion, energy harvesting cycle, flicker light, photocapacitance, time constant
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Energy Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018