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ATR-FTIR and XPS Evaluation of Alkyl Immobilization by Hydrosilylation on n-Si(111) for Photoelectrochemical Cell Electrode

DOI: 10.4236/jsemat.2013.33A002, PP. 7-10

Keywords: ATR-FTIR, XPS, Si Surface, Hydrosilylation, Immobilization, Photoelectrochemical Cell

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An electrode development was needed with high efficiency and low costs as next generation solar cells. We attempted the electrode fabrication for a photoelectrochemical cell by immobilizing functional groups on a n-Si(111) surface. The immobilization was applied by hydrosilylation terminated with ester (hydrophobic) or carbonyl (hydrophilic) group. Results confirmed the immobilization on the Si surface by measuring ATR-FTIR and XPS.


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