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Investigators at University of Utah Detail Findings in Electrochemical Research (Anodic Titania Nanotube Arrays Sensitized with Mn- or Co-Doped CdS...

September 3, 2014



Investigators at University of Utah Detail Findings in Electrochemical Research (Anodic Titania Nanotube Arrays Sensitized with Mn- or Co-Doped CdS Nanocrystals)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Research findings on Electrochemical Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Salt Lake City, Utah, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The use of doped luminescent nanocrystals or quantum dots have mainly been explored for imaging applications; however, recently they have gained interest in solar energy conversion applications due to long electron lifetimes, tunable band gaps and emission by compositional control. In this study, we have examined the application of Mn or Co doped CdS nanocrystals as a sensitizing layer over titania nanotubular arrays synthesized via electrochemical anodization in photoelectrochemical applications."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Utah, "The doped and undoped CdS nanocrystals were simultaneously synthesized and deposited onto the titania surface by adoption of a successive ion layer adsorption-reaction (SILAR) method. Various characterization methods indicate lattice incorporation of the dopant within CdS."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The addition of dopants to CdS was found to improve the photoelectrochemical performance by increasing the depletion width of the CdS nanocrystals and reducing recombination losses of charge carriers."

For more information on this research see: Anodic Titania Nanotube Arrays Sensitized with Mn- or Co-Doped CdS Nanocrystals. Electrochimica Acta, 2014;135():503-512. Electrochimica Acta can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.R. Smith, University of Utah, Dept. of Chem Engn, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States. Additional authors for this research include R. Gakhar, A. Merwin, S.K. Mohanty, D. Chidambaram and M. Misra.

Keywords for this news article include: Utah, United States, Salt Lake City, Electrochemical Research, North and Central America

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