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  1. (1河北科技大学理学院 石家庄 050018)
    (2河北科技大学化学与制药工程学院 石家庄 050018)
  • 收稿日期:2005-07-20 修回日期:2005-10-31 出版日期:2006-02-28 发布日期:2006-02-28
  • 通讯作者: 郝彦忠

Photoelectrochemical Study of Nanostructured TiO2/Copolymer of Thiophene-2-carboxylic Acid and 3-Hexylthiophene Film Electrode

HAO Yan-Zhong*,1,2, CAI Chun-Li2   

  1. (1 College of Science, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang 050018)
    (2 College of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang 050018)
  • Received:2005-07-20 Revised:2005-10-31 Online:2006-02-28 Published:2006-02-28
  • Contact: HAO Yan-Zhong

The conversion properties of nanostructured TiO2/copolymer of thiophene-2-carboxylic acid and 3-hexylthiophene (CTCHT) film electrode were studied by the photocurrent action spectra and the photocurrent dependence of potential with the CTCHT film bandgap of 2.44 eV. The diagram of energy level of CTCHT film was determined with cyclic voltamogram and photoelectrochemical method. The valence band of CTCHT film was at -5.73 eV, the conduction band was at -3.29 eV and the p-n heteroconjuction is existed in the nanostructured TiO2/CTCHT film electrode, which favors the separation of electron/hole pairs generated by photoexcitation. The nanostructured TiO2/CTCHT film electrode could enlarge the visible optical absorption region and obviously increase the photocurrent in visible region. The photocurrent threshold was shifted to >650 nm, thus the conversion efficiency of light to electricity was improved.

Key words: nanostructured TiO2/CTCHT film electrode, photoelectrochemistry, conducting polymer