Laser induced formation of copper species over TiO2 nanotubes towards enhanced water splitting performance

Katarzyna Grochowska, Zuzanna Molenda, Jakub Karczewski, Julien Bachmann, Kazimierz Darowicki, Jacek Ryl, Katarzyna Siuzdak

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьярецензирование

3 Цитирования (Scopus)


We proposed fast and scalable route where the ordered TiO2 nanotubes coated with thin copper layers were annealed by the laser beam of 355 nm wavelength at different fluencies in the range of 15–120 mJ/cm2. As a result, copper species are integrated with the titania substrate and the formed material exhibits unique optical absorption bands in the visible range. Moreover, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis reveals the formation of Cu2O while the 4+ oxidation state of titanium is preserved. According to the electrochemical results, the material treated by laser exhibits outstanding photoelectrochemical activity comparing to the pristine titania or the one only covered by the thin copper film. In particular, when the fluence of 60 mJ/cm2 was used for the modification of the titania decorated with Cu film, the current density recorded in KOH electrolyte reaches nearly 4.5 mA/cm2 at +2.0 V vs. Ag/AgCl/0.1 M KCl upon visible light.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)19192-19205
Число страниц14
ЖурналInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Номер выпуска38
СостояниеОпубликовано - 31 июл 2020

Предметные области Scopus

  • Возобновляемые источники энергии и окружающая среда
  • Технология топлива
  • Физика конденсатов
  • Энергетическая технология

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