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BibTex format

author = {Francas, Forcada L and Burns, E and Steier, L and Cha, H and Solà-Hernández, L and Li, X and Shakya, Tuladhar P and Bofill, R and García-Antón, J and Sala, X and Durrant, J},
doi = {10.1039/c8cc01736k},
journal = {Chemical Communications},
title = {Rational design of a neutral pH functional and stable organic photocathode.},
url = {},
volume = {2018},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In this work we lay out design guidelines for catalytically more efficient organic photocathodes achieving stable hydrogen production in neutral pH. We propose an organic photocathode architecture employing a NiO hole selective layer, a PCDTBT:PCBM bulk heterojunction, a compact TiO2 electron selective contact and a RuO2 nanoparticle catalyst. The role of each layer is discussed in terms of durability and function. With this strategically designed organic photocathode we obtain stable photocurrent densities for over 5 h and discuss routes for further performance improvement.
AU - Francas,Forcada L
AU - Burns,E
AU - Steier,L
AU - Cha,H
AU - Solà-Hernández,L
AU - Li,X
AU - Shakya,Tuladhar P
AU - Bofill,R
AU - García-Antón,J
AU - Sala,X
AU - Durrant,J
DO - 10.1039/c8cc01736k
PY - 2018///
SN - 1359-7345
TI - Rational design of a neutral pH functional and stable organic photocathode.
T2 - Chemical Communications
UR -
UR -
VL - 2018
ER -