Plasmonic Bi nanoparticle decorated BiVO4/rGO as an efficient photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Subramanyam, Palyam and Khan, Tanmoy and Ch, Subrahmanyam and et al, . (2019) Plasmonic Bi nanoparticle decorated BiVO4/rGO as an efficient photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. ISSN 03603199

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Abstract

We report the application of plasmonic Bi nanoparticles supported rGO/BiVO4 anode for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. Nearly, 2.5 times higher activity was observed for Bi-rGO/BiVO4 composite than pristine BiVO4. Typical results indicated that Bi-rGO/BiVO4 exhibits the highest current density of 6.05 mA/cm2 at 1.23 V, whereas Bi–BiVO4 showed the current density of only 3.56 mA/cm2. This enhancement in PEC activity on introduction of Bi-rGO is due to the surface plasmonic behavior of BiNPs, which improves the absorption of radiation thereby reduces the charge recombination. Further, the composite electrode showed good solar to hydrogen conversion efficiency, appreciable incident photon-to-current efficiency and low charge transfer resistance. Hence, Bi-rGO/BiVO4 provides an opportunity to realize PEC water splitting.

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Ch, Subrahmanyamhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2643-3854
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scopus Index
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 07:20
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 07:20
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/6396
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.08.214
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