Chapter 11. Electrodeposition of Nanostructured ZnO Films and Their Photoelectrochemical Properties

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Torsten Oekermann

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch11

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Oekermann, T. (2010) Electrodeposition of Nanostructured ZnO Films and Their Photoelectrochemical Properties, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch11

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823972

Online ISBN: 9780470823996



  • ZnO electrodeposition;
  • porous ZnO;
  • ZnO nanorods;
  • ZnO nanotubes;
  • structure-directing agents;
  • ZnO-dye hybrid films;
  • dye-sensitized solar cells;
  • ETA solar cells;
  • intensity modulated photocurrent spectroscopy;
  • electron transport


Electrodeposition has evolved as a valuable method for the preparation of metal oxide films in recent years. After an introduction to the fundamentals of the electrodeposition of compounds, the chapter reviews the different approaches used to electrodeposit nanostructured and porous ZnO films and discusses their photovoltaic, photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic properties.