Electrodes based on arrays of TiO2 nanowires were prepared by template sol-gel synthesiswith goal of developing a hydrazine photoelectrochemical sensor. Experimental conditions were chosen so that the gelation reaction occurred inside the nanopores of track-etched polycarbonate membranes, with consequent filling with TiO2 nanofibers. Different procedures for the removal of the template were examined, in order to obtain arrays of self-standing TiO2 nanowires. The nanowire arrays were bound to FTO substrates to produce handy photoelectrodes. The photocurrent recorded with the photoelectrodes in the presence of hydrazine, showed significant dependence on the pollutant concentration. The development of a photoelectrochemical sensor for hydrazine detection in water samples, based on this principle, is presented.

Electrodes based on arrays of TiO2 nanowires were prepared by template sol-gel synthesis with the goal of developing a hydrazine photoelectrochemical sensor. Experimental conditions were chosen so that the gelation reaction occurred inside the nanopores of track-etched polycarbonate membranes, with consequent filling with TiO2 nanowires. Different procedures for the removal of the template were examined, in order to obtain arrays of self-standing TiO2 nanowires. The nanowire arrays were bound to fluorine doped tin oxide substrates to produce handy photoelectrodes. The photocurrent recorded with the photoelectrodes in the presence of hydrazine showed significant dependence on the pollutant concentration. The development of a photoelectrochemical sensor for hydrazine detection in water samples, based on this principle, is presented.

Arrays of TiO2 Nanowires as Photoelectrochemical Sensors for Hydrazine Detection

ONGARO, MICHAEL;SIGNORETTO, Michela;TREVISAN, Valentina;STORTINI, Angela Maria;UGO, Paolo
2015-01-01

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Electrodes based on arrays of TiO2 nanowires were prepared by template sol-gel synthesiswith goal of developing a hydrazine photoelectrochemical sensor. Experimental conditions were chosen so that the gelation reaction occurred inside the nanopores of track-etched polycarbonate membranes, with consequent filling with TiO2 nanofibers. Different procedures for the removal of the template were examined, in order to obtain arrays of self-standing TiO2 nanowires. The nanowire arrays were bound to FTO substrates to produce handy photoelectrodes. The photocurrent recorded with the photoelectrodes in the presence of hydrazine, showed significant dependence on the pollutant concentration. The development of a photoelectrochemical sensor for hydrazine detection in water samples, based on this principle, is presented.
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