Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Property of Urchin-like Zn/ZnO Core-Shell Structures

Tang, D. M., Liu, G, Li, F, Tan, J, Liu, C, Lu, G. Q. and Cheng, H. M. (2009) Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Property of Urchin-like Zn/ZnO Core-Shell Structures. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 113 25: 11035-11040. doi:10.1021/jp8107254

Author Tang, D. M.
Liu, G
Li, F
Tan, J
Liu, C
Lu, G. Q.
Cheng, H. M.
Title Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Property of Urchin-like Zn/ZnO Core-Shell Structures
Journal name JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-7447
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/jp8107254
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 113
Issue 25
Start page 11035
End page 11040
Total pages 6
Editor Schatz, G. C.
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Subject 100708 Nanomaterials
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract An urchin-like Zn/ZnO core-shell structure was synthesized and deposited directly on an indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate by using a thermal evaporation method. Structural characterization reveals that the hybrid material is composed of a micrometer scale sphere-shaped metallic Zn core and a shell made up of numerous radially protruding single-crystalline ZnO nanorods. It was found that the Zn core makes direct contact with the ITO layer, which enhances the interface bonding and conductance between the Zn/ZnO structure and the substrate. Desirable photoelectrochemical properties of such Zn/ZnO core-shell structures are demonstrated. Their superior photoelectrical response performance can be attributed to the metal-semiconductor core-shell structure, unique urchin-like configuration, and favorable combination between the active material and the substrate.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 2009CB220001
Institutional Status UQ

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