Transition metal phosphide semiconductors for their possible use in photoelectrochemical cells and solar chargeable battery (Saur Viddyut Kosh V)

Maheshwar Sharon, G. Tamizhmani

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Abstract

The principle of a solar chargeable battery and the necessity for development of new materials for such a battery are discussed in this paper. A survey of the literature is made for the phosphides of those metals which are cheap and chemically stable in acid and/or alkali. For the first time the phosphides of cobalt, iron, moybdenum, nickel, vanadium and tungsten are considered as suitable materials for use as photoelectrodes in such cells. The preparation and characterization for the band gap, empirical formula, band diagram and photoresponse of these semiconducting materials are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2193-2201
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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