Highly efficient AgBr/BiVO4 photoanode for photocatalytic fuel cell

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-397
Journal / PublicationMaterials Letters
Online published16 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


Silver bromide/bismuth vanadate (AgBr/BiVO4) composite was found to have excellent photosensitive properties. In comparison with bare BiVO4 counterpart, the AgBr/BiVO4 photoanode is more favorable to visible-light activation under AM1.5G illumination to achieve higher generation of electron-hole pairs. The AgBr/BiVO4 composite can also retard recombination of the charges by means of heterojunction electron transport. As a result, the photogenerated electrons and holes have high reduction and oxidation capabilities, respectively. For the first time, AgBr/BiVO4 photoanode was employed to construct a dual-photoelectrode photocatalytic fuel cell (PFC). The experimental analysis conducted revealed that the AgBr/BiVO4 composite successfully enhanced the PFC to achieve excellent photoelectrochemical activities.

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  • Bismuth vanadate, Dual-photoelectrode configuration, Heterojunction, Photocatalytic fuel cell, Silver bromide

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