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Plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition of cobalt oxide onto nanotextured p(+)n-Si devices enables efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation and effective protection of Si from corrosion at high pH (pH 13.6). A photocurrent density of 17 mA/cm(2) at 1.23 V vs RHE, saturation current density of 30 mA/cm(2), and photovoltage greater than 600 mV were(More)
In order for the future energy needs of humanity to be adequately and sustainably met, alternative energy techniques such as artificial photosynthesis need to be made more efficient and therefore commercially viable. On a grand scale, the energies coming to and leaving from the earth are balanced. With the fast increasing waste heat produced by human(More)
The graft copolymer, chitosan-g-polyethylene glycol (PEG), was prepared through graft polymerization of PEG chains to chitosan due to the esterification reaction between PEG and 6-O-succinate-N-phthaloyl-chitosan (PHCSSA). The graft copolymer with porous structure was observed from scanning electron micrographs. It is a potential method to combine chitosan(More)
Co oxide (Co(3)O(4)) nanotubes are shown to act as an efficient water oxidation catalyst when driven with a visible light sensitizer (pH 7). The nanotubes form the core of a Co(3)O(4)-SiO(2) core-shell nanotube design for separating the carbon dioxide photoreduction from the oxygen evolution reaction. Amorphous dense phase silica of a few nanometers depth(More)
An all-inorganic polynuclear unit consisting of an oxo-bridged binuclear ZrOCo(II) group coupled to an iridium oxide nanocluster (IrO(x)) was assembled on an SBA-15 silica mesopore surface. A photodeposition method was developed that affords coupling of the IrO(x) water oxidation catalyst with the Co donor center. The approach consists of excitation of the(More)
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