A monolayer of a ferrocenyl hemicyanine was covalently self-assembled on an indium tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass substrate, and was characterized by UV/Vis absorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. The photoelectrochemical properties and mechanism of photocurrent generation have also been studied. This monolayer film was found to exhibit a large anodic photocurrent density of 0.13 microA/cm2 with the highest photoelectric yield of 3.32% under irradiation of white light (730 nm > lambda > 325 nm) at a bias potential of +0.4 V versus saturated calomel electrode.
Preparation, characterization, and photoelectric properties of a covalently self-assembled monolayer of ferrocenyl hemicyanine
Li, L-Y., Chen, X., Xu, M-Y., Zhang, Q-J., & Wang, K-Z. (2011). Preparation, characterization, and photoelectric properties of a covalently self-assembled monolayer of ferrocenyl hemicyanine. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11(11), 9997-10002. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.5722