Tungsten oxide films with different thickness were grown by sputtering deposition. Analysis of sample morphology showed that the films were constituted by sub-micrometric columnar structures, with diameters in the range 100-500nm. As-deposited films revealed an almost-amorphous crystal structure and a wide optical band-gap of about 3.28eV. Thermal annealing at 500°C was used to promote the formation of a monoclinic WO3 crystal structure and the reduction of the band-gap. Photo-electrochemical characterizations were used to compare the responses of the different films and to evaluate their possible use in water splitting applications.
|Titolo:||Sputtered WO3 films for water splitting applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.mssp.2015.09.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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