Nanostructure-based WO 3 photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Xien Liu, Fengying Wang, Qing Wang

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Nanostructured WO 3 has been developed as a promising water-splitting material due to its ability of capturing parts of the visible light and high stability in aqueous solutions under acidic conditions. In this review, the fabrication, photocatalytic performance and operating principles of photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) for water splitting based on WO 3 photoanodes, with an emphasis on the last decade, are discussed. The morphology, dimension, crystallinity, grain boundaries, defect and separation, transport of photogenerated charges will also be mentioned as the impact factors on photocatalytic performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7894-7911
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 14 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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