BiVO4 Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting


BiVO4 Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Hyungtak Seo, Basanth S. Kalanoor, Shankara S. Kalanur

Bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) has been significantly utilized as a photoanode component in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting system owing to its excellent optical, electrical properties and suitable band edge positions. BiVO4 has reached a remarkable milestone by exhibiting enhanced PEC activity and O2/H2 evolution rates. In this chapter, the factors such as crystal structure, facet, pH of the electrolyte, carrier dynamics, intrinsic defects, oxygen vacancies, doping, polarons, plasmon-induced resonant energy transfer and surface passivation catalysts influencing the efficiency of PEC water splitting activity of BiVO4 are discussed in detail.

BiVO4, Crystal Structure, Facet, Carrier Dynamics, Intrinsic Defects, Oxygen Vacancies, Doping, Polaron, Surface Catalyst

Published online 3/5/2020, 54 pages

Citation: Hyungtak Seo, Basanth S. Kalanoor, Shankara S. Kalanur, BiVO4 Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 71, pp 129-182, 2020


Part of the book on Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

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