Photovoltaics: Photovoltaic Properties of Glutathione-Protected Gold Clusters Adsorbed on TiO2 Electrodes (Adv. Mater. 29/2010)

Authors

  • Nobuyuki Sakai,

    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)
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  • Tetsu Tatsuma

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)
    2. PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan).
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Abstract

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The inside cover illustrates light-irradiated Au25 clusters adsorbed on a nanoparticulate TiO2 film. The clusters absorb visible light and inject electrons into the TiO2 in the presence of an electron donor, resulting in conversion of light to electricity and demonstrating gold's potential as a photovoltaic material, as reported by Nobuyuki Sakai and Tetsu Tatsuma on p. 3185.

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