Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1998, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (04): 309-314.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19980405

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Charge Transport Properties of TiO2 Nanocrystalline/Nanoporous Film

Hao Yan-Zhong, Yang Mai-Zhi, Yu Chi-Zhen, Cai Sheng-Min   

  1. College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering,Peking University,Beijing 100871
  • Received:1997-07-10 Revised:1997-10-15 Published:1998-04-15
  • Contact: Yang Mai-Zhi


Charge transport properties of TiO2 nanoporous film were investigated by electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods. The results show that charge transports in nanoporous film are different from that in conventional bulk semiconductors. The electrons have free flows to both directions, thus the energy bands are unbent, the electron transports are controlled by concentration diffusion in conduction band of TiO2 nanoporous film. Adding acceptors will cause electron losses in the interface, band edges move with externally applied bias. adding appropriate donors will improve photon to current conversion efficiency.

Key words: TiO2 nanocrystalline/nanoporous film electrode, Photocurrent action spectra, Charge transport