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Z Zhang Jin;
Jing-hong LI


Self-organized anodic anatase TiO2nanowire arrays doped with nitrogen have been successfully fabri-cated and their photoelectrochemical(PEC) properties have been characterized and found to be substantially im-proved compared to undoped nanowires or commercial P25 nanoparticles.Photocurrent measured with monochro-matic incident light showed that the incident photon-to-current efficiency(IPCE,%) values of nanowire arrayelectrodes with or without N-doping were obviously higher than that of commercial P25 nanoparticle electrodes,and nitrogen-doped TiO2nanowire arrays(NTNA) had noticeable absorption in the visible region.The NTNAelectrodes showed the highest photocurrent density and power conversion efficiency under 100 mW/cm2visiblelight illumination.A maximumolphotoconversion efficiency of 0.52% was achieved for the NTNA sample at anapplied potential of 0.09 V versus Ag/AgCl(saturated KCl) electrode under visible illumination,much higherthan that of the undoped nanowire and commercial P25 nanoparticle electrodes.These results demonstrate thatNTNA thin films are promising for enhancing the photoresponse and effectively improving PEC performances ofnanostructured TiO2in the visible region for different applications including solar hydrogen generation.


nitrogen doped, TiO2nanowire arrays, visible light, photoelectrochemical performances, photoca-talysis

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