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Keywords:

  • photocatalysis;
  • photooxidation;
  • nanorods;
  • perovskites
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A uniform array of Aurivillius phase perovskite PbBi2Nb2O9 photocatalyst in a nanorod configuration is fabricated on a conducting glass as a photoelectrode for a photo-electrochemical water oxidation. Dramatically improved photoactivity is demonstrated for the nanorod electrode compared to a PbBi2Nb2O9 particulate electrode. Directional electron transport in crystalline nanorods is faster than percolation through a random polycrystalline particle network.