A photofuel cell comprising titanium oxide and silver(I/0) photocatalysts for use of acidic water as a fuel


Yuta Ogura, Seiji Okamoto, Takaomi Itoi, Yukiko Fujishima, Yusuke Yoshida
and Yasuo Izumi, Chemical Communications, 50(23), 3067 - 3070 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51144H
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A photofuel cell comprising two photocatalysts TiO2 and Ag–TiO2 is demonstrated. The open circuit voltage, short circuit current, and maximum electric power of the PFC were 1.59 V, 74 microA, and 14 microW, respectively. The electron flow was rectified due to the Schottky barrier between TiO2 and Ag nanoparticles.

Photofuel cell

Chiba University > Graduate School of Science > Department of Chemistry > Dr. Yasuo Izumi Group