Solar Energy & Advanced Materials Research Group


New Paper in Chemical Communications

14 June 2019

We are pleased to announce a new paper entitled "

rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/cc/c9cc03084k#!divAbstract" target="_blank">Key factors affecting photoelectrochemical performance of g-C3N4 polymer films" published by our group member Qiushi Ruan et.al in Chemical Communications.


We investigated the relationship between crystallinity, deep trap states and PEC performance of g-C3N4 photoelectrodes. Long-lived charge carriers were present in the more poorly crystalline samples, due to deeper trap states, which inversely correlated with photoelectrochemical performance. The charge diffusion length in a compact g-C3N4 film was determined to be ca. 1000 nm.