These authors contributed equally to this work.
A Co-catalyst-Loaded Ta3N5 Photoanode with a High Solar Photocurrent for Water Splitting upon Facile Removal of the Surface Layer†
Article first published online: 14 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 42, pages 11016–11020, October 11, 2013
How to Cite
Li, M., Luo, W., Cao, D., Zhao, X., Li, Z., Yu, T. and Zou, Z. (2013), A Co-catalyst-Loaded Ta3N5 Photoanode with a High Solar Photocurrent for Water Splitting upon Facile Removal of the Surface Layer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 11016–11020. doi: 10.1002/anie.201305350
This work is supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, 2013CB632404) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50902068, 51272101, 11174129). M. Li. is also supported by the Science Research Foundation of Graduate School of Nanjing University. We thank Mr. Robert Rozansky of Brown University for his editing of English.
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 14 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 2013
- National Basic Research Program of China. Grant Number: 2013CB632404
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 50902068, 51272101, 11174129
- Science Research Foundation of Graduate School of Nanjing University
- hydrogen production;
- surface chemistry;
- water splitting
Surface exfoliation: A Ta3N5 photoanode prepared by a thermal oxidation and nitridation method shows a high solar photocurrent. This photocurrent is currently the highest achieved by a Ta3N5 photoanode. The photocurrent is obtained mainly because of facile thermal and mechanical exfoliation of the surface passivation layer of the Ta3N5 photoanode (see picture).