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Spectroelectrochemistry of nanostructured NiO
2001 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1089-5647, Vol. 105, no 15, 3039-3044 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transparent nanostructured NiO electrodes have been prepared by heating Ni(OH)(2) sol-gel films at a temperature of 300-320 degreesC. Nanostructured NiO (bunsenite) behaves as a p-type semiconductor and has an indirect band gap of 3.55 eV. It shows a strong anodic electrochromic effect, as it changes color from transparent to brown-black upon application of positive potentials. This effect is caused by oxidation of Ni atoms located at the NiO/electrolyte interface. Electrochemical oxidation reactions are highly reversible in both aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes. In aqueous electrolyte, the half-potentials show a Nernstian pH dependence, whereas in nonaqueous electrolytes, the type of cation present determines the shape and position of the cyclic voltammogram.

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2001. Vol. 105, no 15, 3039-3044 p.
Keyword [en]
oxide semiconductor-films, nickel-oxide, electrochemical capacitors, electrochromic properties, tio2 films, solar-cell, spectroscopy, electrodes
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20548ISI: 000168257700027OAI: diva2:339244
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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