Inside Back Cover: 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. 42/2013)

Authors

  • Mingxue Li,

    1. Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Wenjun Luo,

    Corresponding author
    1. Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
    • Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)

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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dapeng Cao,

    1. College of Engineering and Applied Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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  • Xin Zhao,

    1. Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Zhaosheng Li,

    1. College of Engineering and Applied Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Tao Yu,

    1. Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Zhigang Zou

    Corresponding author
    1. Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)
    • Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (P. R. China)

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Abstract

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The highest solar photocurrent among all currently available tantalum nitride (Ta3N5) photoanodes is obtained by oxidation and nitridation of tantalum foils, as described by W. Luo, Z. Zou et al. in their Communication on page 11016 ff. The high photocurrent mainly originates from the facile thermal or mechanical exfoliation of surface recombination centers.

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