We have fabricated a rechargeable photo-chemical battery using ion-hole conducting AgAsS2 films. An asymmetrically-electroded Al/AgAsS 2/SnO2 yields photocurrents and upon illumination it is concomitantly charged up. When the illumination is stopped, the stack discharges electricity into an external circuit. This photo-charging and discharging phenomenon is attributed to a photo-chemical modification of Ag-ion distribution in amorphous AgAsS2.
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