Co3O4 Nanopetals on Si as Photoanodes for the Oxidation of Organics
AbstractCobalt oxide nanopetals were grown on silicon electrodes by heat-treating metallic cobalt films deposited by DC magnetron sputtering. We show that cobalt oxide, with this peculiar nanostructure, is active towards the photo-electrochemical oxidation of water as well as of organic molecules, and that its electrochemical properties are directly linked to the structure of its surface. The formation of Co3O4 nanopetals, induced by oxidizing annealing at 300 °C, considerably improves the performance of the material with respect to simple cobalt oxide films. Photocurrent measurements and electrochemical impedance are used to explain the behavior of the different structures and to highlight their potential application in water remediation technologies. View Full-Text
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Girardi, L.; Bardini, L.; Michieli, N.; Kalinic, B.; Maurizio, C.; Rizzi, G.A.; Mattei, G. Co3O4 Nanopetals on Si as Photoanodes for the Oxidation of Organics. Surfaces 2019, 2, 41-53.
Girardi L, Bardini L, Michieli N, Kalinic B, Maurizio C, Rizzi GA, Mattei G. Co3O4 Nanopetals on Si as Photoanodes for the Oxidation of Organics. Surfaces. 2019; 2(1):41-53.Chicago/Turabian Style
Girardi, Leonardo; Bardini, Luca; Michieli, Niccolò; Kalinic, Boris; Maurizio, Chiara; Rizzi, Gian A.; Mattei, Giovanni. 2019. "Co3O4 Nanopetals on Si as Photoanodes for the Oxidation of Organics." Surfaces 2, no. 1: 41-53.