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Supporting Information.docx from Photoelectrochemical performance of BiOI/TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNAs) p-n heterojunction synthesized by SILAR-ultrasonication-assisted methods

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posted on 2023-03-16, 12:12 authored by Sherly Kasuma Warda Ningsih, Rahmat Wibowo, Jarnuzi Gunlazuardi
In order to extend the visible region activity of titania nanotube array (TNAs) films, the Successive Ionic Layer Adsorption and Reaction (SILAR)-ultrasonication-assisted method has been used to prepare BiOI-modified TiO2 nanotube arrays (BiOI/TNAs). The band gap of BiOI/TNAs for all the variations reveals absorption in the visible absorption. The surface morphology of BiOI/TNAs is shown in the nanoplate, nanoflake and nanosheet forms with a vertical orientation perpendicular to TiO2. The crystalline structure of BiOI did not change the structure of the anatase TNAs, with the band gap energy of the BiOI/TNAs semiconductor in the visible region. The photocurrent density of the BiOI/TNAs extends to the visible-light range. BiOI/TNAs prepared with 1 mM Bi and 1 mM KI on TNAs 40 V 1 h 50 V 30 min show the optimum photocurrent density. A tandem dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)-photoelectrochemical (PEC) was used for hydrogen production in salty water. BiOI/TNAs optimum was used as the photoanode of the PEC cell. The solar to hydrogen conversion efficiency (STH) of tandem DSSC-PEC reaches 1.34% in salty water.