A double-driven photoelectrochemical cell

Nao Terasaki, Keitaro Kakutani, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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A novel photoelectrochemical cell consisting of a set of organic thin films which generate photocurrents in opposite directions was fabricated. The polythiophene film containing 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) and fullerene (C60) generated anodic photocurrents in the presence of ferrocene, while that containing TPP alone generated cathodic photocurrents under aerobic condition. The combination of these two film-modified electrodes showed a better cell performance than the simple sum of these two independent photoelectrochemical cells. A push-pull type, double-driven photoelectrochemical cell is proposed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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