Leliz T Arenas et al.
Talanta, 83(1), 241-248 (2010-11-03)
A film of niobium oxide was immobilized on a SiO(2)/C carbon-ceramic matrix (specific surface area 270 m(2)g(-1)) and characterized by N(2) adsorption-desorption isotherms, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. This new carbon-ceramic material, SiO(2)/C/Nb(2)O(5), was used...
Takashi Hisatomi et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 24(20), 2699-2702 (2012-04-18)
A 2-nm thick Nb(2)O(5) underlayer deposited by atomic layer deposition increases the charge separation efficiency and the photovoltage of ultrathin hematite films by suppressing electron back injection. Absorbed photon-to-current efficiencies (APCE) as high as 40%, which are one of the...
Garcia-Gonzalez, E. et al.
Chemistry of Materials, 11, 433-433 (1999)
Robert L Karlinsey et al.
Bioinspiration & biomimetics, 1(1), 12-19 (2007-08-03)
The formation aspects of a polycrystalline self-assembled bioceramic leading to the nucleation of hard-tissue mineral from a supersaturated solution are discussed. Scanning electron imaging and surface-sensitive interrogations of the nucleated mineral indicated the presence of an intermediate amorphous layer encompassing...
Hye-Na Kim et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 4(11), 5821-5825 (2012-11-17)
This paper describes the use of Nb₂O₅-coated TiO₂ 3D ordered porous electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells. We employed bilayer inverse opal structures as a backbone of 3D porous structures, and the number of Nb₂O₅ coatings was controlled, determining the concentration...