Data supporting: "Microwave-assisted deep eutectic-solvothermal preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting"

Data from measurements of the physical and chemical properties of some prepared nanomaterials are provided here, and openly-accessible, for interested researchers.

This dataset contains freely-available raw data in support of the named article (10.1039/C7TA02078C), including data from powder X-Ray diffraction, magnetometry measurements, Raman spectroscopy, wide-angle X-Ray scattering performed at the I22 beamline of Diamond Light Source, and photoelectrochemical measurements.

Nanostructures, Sustainable Chemistry, Water Splitting, Hydrogen Evolution, Deep Eutectic Solvents, Ionic Liquids, Iron oxide, Photoelectrochemistry

Cite this dataset as:
Hammond, O., Edler, K., Eslava, S., 2017. Data supporting: "Microwave-assisted deep eutectic-solvothermal preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Oliver Hammond
University of Bath

Karen Edler
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Collection date(s):

From 1 October 2016 to 3 March 2017


Data collection method:

WAXS: Data were collected on pure, and heat-treated DES samples, using the wide-angle detector at the I22 instrument of Diamond Light Source, UK. Samples were measured in glass capillaries at 30 C. XRD: Diffraction data of the prepared powders were collected using a Bruker D8-ADVANCE instrument provided by the University of Bath CCAF. Magnetometry: M(H) and M(T) measurements of the prepared solids were made using either a Quantum Design PPMS Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, or a Quantum Design MPMS-XL SQUID Magnetometer. Photoelectrochemistry: PEC measurements were made of the prepared photoanodes using an in-house solar simulator and a three-electrode cell. Full details of data collection methodology are given in the article.

Data processing and preparation activities:

WAXS data were treated using the DAWN software suite, with the following processing steps performed: - Detector calibration - Masking - Calculation of errors - Azimuthal reduction (I vs q reduction) - Division by I(t) (Transmitted intensity) - Multiplication by I(0) (Primary beam intensity) - Background subtraction No significant processing steps can be reported for the other data givenhere, other than basic background subtraction (XRD), and normalisation to either the sample mass (magnetometry measurements) or the sample area (PEC measurements)

Technical details and requirements:

Where possible, all data has been provided as tab-delimited text files. Due to the large volume of data, the magnetometry data has been provided as a collection of Microsoft Excel sheets.


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Solar Fuels

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Publication details

Publication date: 5 June 2017
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Hammond, O. S., Eslava, S., Smith, A. J., Zhang, J., and Edler, K. J., 2017. Microwave-assisted deep eutectic-solvothermal preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles for photoelectrochemical solar water splitting. J. Mater. Chem. A, 5(31), 16189-16199. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Oliver Hammond


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Faculty of Engineering & Design
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