Yang Y1, Wang M1, Zhang P1, Wang W1, Han H2, Sun L1,3.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Nov 9;8(44):30143-30151. Epub 2016 Oct 28.Modification of p-type Si surface by active and stable earth-abundant electrocatalysts is an effective strategy to improve the sluggish kinetics for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) at p-Si/electrolyte interface and to develop highly efficient and low-cost photocathodes for hydrogen production from water. To this end, Si nanowire (Si-NW) array has been loaded with highly efficient electrocatalysts, M-B (M = Ni, Co), by facile and quick electroless plating to build M-B catalyst-modified Si nanowire-array-textured photocathodes for water reduction to H2. Read More