Marangoni ring-templated vertically aligned ZnO nanotube arrays with enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production

Lee, Wei Cheat, Fang, Yuanxing, Kler, Rantej, Canciani, Giacomo E, Draper, Thomas C, Al-Abdullah, Zainab Taha Yassin, Alfadul, Sulaiman M, Perry, Christopher C, He, Heyong and Chen, Qiao (2015) Marangoni ring-templated vertically aligned ZnO nanotube arrays with enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 149-50. pp. 12-16. ISSN 0254-0584

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Abstract

Here we report on a novel approach for the synthesis of vertically aligned hexagonal ZnO nanotube arrays. Ring-like structures were formed on substrate using the polymer-based seeding solution through the Marangoni mechanism, guiding the growth of ZnO nanotubes with aqueous chemical bath deposition. Photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation by water splitting on a ZnO nanotube anode is about three times as efficient as that on a similar ZnO nanorod anode.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0450 Physical and theoretical chemistry > QD0701 Photochemistry
Depositing User: Wei Cheat Lee
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 12:44
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 13:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54590

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