In Situ Reactive Imaging of Photoassisted Water Splitting Reaction Intermediates on n-Doped Strontium Titanate Using Surface Interrogation Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
In our SI-SECM measurements, a micro- or nano-electrode used as SECM tip was positioned close to the STO surface and activated to generate a redox titrant that provided information about the surface coverage and reaction kinetics of adsorbed intermediates. By addressing different parts on the electrode surface, it is possible to obtain information about different surface condition son the STO electrode. This combined methodology brings spatial resolution to SI-SECM, and measured different adsorbate coverage on pristine and defective STO (100) surfaces. For the first time, SI-SECM was adapted to the reactive imaging of adsorbates to show how these affect photocatalytic performance on a heterogeneous surface.
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