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Advances in Physical Chemistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8235954, 2 pages

Corrigendum to “(Photo)electrochemical Methods for the Determination of the Band Edge Positions of TiO2-Based Nanomaterials”

1Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, NC4/073, 44780 Bochum, Germany
2Materials Research Department, Ruhr University Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany
3Research Department Interfacial Systems Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany

Received 24 February 2016; Accepted 24 March 2016

Copyright © 2016 Radim Beranek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The paper titled “(Photo)electrochemical Methods for the Determination of the Band Edge Positions of TiO2-Based Nanomaterials” [1] contains an error in Figure  3(b) where the work function of the semiconductor, , should be depicted as the energy difference between the semiconductor Fermi level and the local vacuum level just outside the semiconductor surface. The corrected Figure 3 is shown as follows.

Figure 3: Schematic energy model of the n-type semiconductor/electrolyte interface before (a) and after (b) the establishment of equilibrium. The presence of surface states in the semiconductor is neglected. and correspond to the distribution functions of the density of states for reduced and oxidized species, respectively, of the redox system (the energy distribution of reduced and oxidized species is different due to different solvation; is the reorganization energy). , , and are the work function, electron affinity, and ionization energy, respectively, of the semiconductor () and of the electrolyte ().


  1. R. Beranek, “(Photo)electrochemical methods for the determination of the band edge positions of TiO2-based nanomaterials,” Advances in Physical Chemistry, vol. 2011, Article ID 786759, 20 pages, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus