Corrigendum to “Plasmon aided (BiVO4)x–(TiO2)1−x ternary nanocomposites for efficient solar water splitting” (Solar Energy (2017) 155 (770–780), (S0038092X17306163) (10.1016/j.solener.2017.07.031))

Shahid Ali, Ibrahim Khan, Safyan A. Khan, Manzar Sohail, Zain H. Yamani, Mohamed A. Morsy, Muhammad Qamaruddin

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The authors identified an error in the proposed mechanism presented in “Scheme 1 and Graphical Abstract” of the published article. A brief discussion on charge transfer mechanism is provided below along with the corrected Figures. The authors would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. Description We proposed a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting mechanism on the surface of as-synthesized photoanodes. The proposed charge transfer mechanism is now corrected based on the bandgap values and band edge positions of the synthesized nanocomposites as presented in Scheme 1 graphical abstract. It is assumed that the photogenerated electrons of BiVO4 excited from EVB to its various energy levels of ECB, i.e., low-energy level (E1) and high-energy level (E2) (Luan et al., 2015; Naya et al., 2013). Consequently, the photogenerated electrons available at the low-energy level (E1) quickly relaxed to the EVB of BiVO4 and recombined with their holes. However, partial high-energy electrons available at E2 level thermodynamically transferred to the ECB of TiO2, resulting in the prolonged lifetime and promoted the separation of excitons. Therefore, it is predicted that the excited high-energy electrons in ECB of BiVO4 can be drifted towards ECB of TiO2, while the holes in EVB of TiO2 can easily be drifted towards EVB of BiVO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1323
Number of pages1
JournalSolar Energy
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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