Novel photoelectrochemical cell using a self-assembled monolayer of a ruthenium (II) tris(2,2′-bipyridine) thiol derivative

Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Masayuki Inoue, Yutaka Kuwahara, Sunao Yamada

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    Abstract

    A novel thin-layer two-electrode photoelectrochemical cell consisting of a self-assembled monolayer of a ruthenium (II) tris(2,2′-bipyridine) thiol derivative on a transparent indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode and a bare ITO electrode was fabricated, and exhibited satisfactory performance as a photocell. A ruthenium (II) tris(2,2′-bipyridine)-viologen (electron donor-acceptor) pair yielded a higher performance of the photocell than the ruthenium complex (donor) moiety alone. Photoinduced electron transfer from the photoexcited ruthenium complex moiety to the viologen moiety was quite effective for generating larger photocurrents.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4737-4738
    Number of pages2
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
    Volume41
    Issue number7 A
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2002

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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