Reduction of photocurrents from modified electrodes with Cd1-XMnxS nanoparticles in the presence of magnetic fields

H. Yonemura, M. Yoshida, S. Yamada

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Modified electrodes with diluted magnetic semiconductor nanoparticles (Q-Cd1-XMnXS) were fabricated by immobilizing them on a self-assembled monolayer of hexanedithiol prepared on the Au electrode. Photoirradiation of the Q-Cd1-XMnXS-modified electrode in the presence of triethanolamine afforded stable anodic photocurrents. In the presence of external magnetic fields, larger reduction (∼8%) of photocurrent from the Q-Cd1-XMnXS-modified electrode was observed as compared with that from a cadmium sulfide nanoparticles (Q-CdS). This magnetic field effect is most likely ascribed to the quantum size effect (quantum confinement effect) and exchange effects in the exciton states due to Mn2+ ions in Q-Cd1-XMnXS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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