Journal of Research and Development

Journal of Research and Development
Open Access

ISSN: 2311-3278


Hitoshi Tabata

University of Tokyo, Japan

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    Energy harvesting form solar light by nano structural controlled iron oxide thin films
    Author(s): Hitoshi Tabata

    Iron oxides are environmental and human-friendly materials. They show various electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Highly spin polarized electron conductivities and unique photovoltaic behaviors are reported in a view point of spintronics technology. The efficient use of solar energy is now one of the great challenges in science and technology. In these days, variety materials have been investigated for use as photo-anodes for water-splitting by sunlight. Among these materials, ferrite oxide such as Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 are regarded as a promising system because of their probabilities of bandgap engineering, which lie well within the visible-IR spectrum, as well as their low costs, electrochemical stabilities and environmental compatibilities. Therefore, a considerable number of studies have been performed on the photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of α-Fe2O3. We have demon.. View More»

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