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 - Sept 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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