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Three-Dimensional Nanoarchitecture of BiFeO3 Anchored TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Solar Energy Conversion

Sarkar, Ayan and Singh, Ashutosh K and Sarkar, Debasish and Khan, Gobinda Gopal and Mandal, Kalyan (2015) Three-Dimensional Nanoarchitecture of BiFeO3 Anchored TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Solar Energy Conversion. In: ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 3 (9). pp. 2254-2263.

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Abstract

Here, we report the synthesis of TiO2/BiFeO3 nano-heterostnicture (NH) arrays by anchoring BiFeO3 (BFO) particles on on TiO2 nanotube surface and investigate their pseudocapacitive and photoelectrochemical properties considering their applications in green energy fields. The unique TiO2/BFO NHs have been demonstrated both as energy conversion and storage materials. The capacitive behavior of the NHs has been found to be significantly higher than that of the pristine TiO2 NTs, which is mainly due to the anchoring of redox active BFO nanoparticles. A specific capacitance of about 440 F g(-1) has been achieved for this NHs at a current density of 1.1 A g(-1) with similar to 80% capacity retention at a current density of 2.5 A g(-1). The NHs also exhibit high energy and power performance (energy density of 46.5 Wh kg(-1) and power density of 1.2 kW kg(-1) at a current density of 2.5 A g(-1)) with moderate cycling stability (92% capacity retention after 1200 cycles). Photoelectrochemical investigation reveals that the photocurrent density of the NHs is almost 480% higher than the corresponding dark current and it shows significantly improved photoswitching performance as compared to pure TiO2 nanotubes, which has been demonstrated based the interfacial type-II band alignment between TiO2 and BFO.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Keywords: Nanoheterostructures; Multifunctional; Supercapacitor; Photoelectrochemical; Photoelectrode
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 06:32
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 06:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52555

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