Photoelectrochemical performance of thermally sulfurized CdxZn1-xS photoanode: Enhancement with reduced graphene oxide support

Zunain Ayaz R., Akyüz D., UĞUZ Ö. , Tanşık İ., SARIOĞLU C. , Karaca F. , ...Daha Fazla

RENEWABLE ENERGY, cilt.162, ss.182-195, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 162
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.07.102
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.182-195


In this study, photoelectrochemical performance of reduced graphene oxide (RGO)-CdxZn1-xS compos-ites, which were synthesized through a novel two-steps thermal sulfurization process by using elemental sulfur, was reported. This is the first time that the two-step thermal sulfurization process with elemental sulfur for the preparation of photoanode based on RGO-CdxZn1-xS. The electrodes exhibited high photostability and photocurrent response in the presence of visible light. The presence of RGO in CdxZn1-xS as electron collector and transporter increased the photocurrents approximately 40%. Among the RGOCdxZn1-xS composites, RGO-CdS photoanode yielded an extremely high photocurrent density of 6.5 mAcm(-2) with the rate of hydrogen production rate of 551.1mmolh(-1)cm(-2). This value of photocurrent density is almost 89% of its theoretical value. This is the maximum attained photocurrent density with superior stability in comparison with related literature. (c) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.