Photocurrent from photocorrosion of aluminum electrode in porphyrin/Al Schottky-barrier cells Academic Article uri icon


  • A study is conducted is to clarify whether the photocurrent in Al/porphyrin cells arises main from energy conversion or from photocorrosion of aluminum electrode. Results indicate that the photocurrent in the indium-tin-oxide/porphyrin/Al cells arises from the photoaccelerated oxidation of aluminum electrode and it does not originate from conversion of light energy to electrical energy.

author list (cited authors)

  • Murata, K., Ito, S., Takahashi, K., & Hoffman, B. M.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • August 1997