n-GaAs Band-edge Repositioning By Modification with metalloporphyrin/polysiloxane Matrices
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Tetra(-4-pyridyl)porphyrinatomanganese(III)sulfate, MnP, (in the forms of MnIII and MnII mixture), was embedded into a polysiloxane polymer matrix and attached to the surfaces of n -GaAs wafers. The n-GaAs/polymer/MnP system was annealed under nitrogen and used for photoelectrochemical study in water/LiCIO4/Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64− system. The results indicated a positive shift in the value of the flat-band potential of the semiconductor due to MnP. This was manifested by shifting the values of the dark-current onset potential and the photo-current open-circuit potential towards more positive values. These findings are potentially valuable in future applications of solar energy in hydrogen and oxygen production from water.

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Proc. Sharjah Solar Energy Conf.
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Jan. 1, 2003 - Jan. 1, 2003
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