Photoelectrochemical Investigations of Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Their Application to Solar Cells

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Physikalische Chemie, Technische Universität Dresden, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Cite this: J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 30, 17123–17141
Publication Date (Web):April 14, 2014
https://doi.org/10.1021/jp5016092
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Abstract

The objective of this review is to provide an overview concerning what the authors believe to be the most important photoelectrochemical techniques for the study of semiconductor nanoparticles. After a short historical background and a brief introduction to the area of photoelectrochemistry, the working principles and experimental setups of the various static and dynamic techniques are presented. Experimental details which are of crucial importance for their correct execution are emphasized, and applications of the techniques as found in the recent research literature as applied to semiconductor nanoparticles are illustrated.

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