Photocatalytic CdSe QDs-decorated ZnO nanotubes: An effective photoelectrode for splitting water

Neelu Chouhan, Chai Ling Yeh, Shu Fen Hu, Ru Shi Liu, Wen Sheng Chang, Kuei Hsien Chen

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Arrays of ZnO nanorods (NRs) were successfully converted into nanotubes (NTs), used as photoelectrodes in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells after their sensitization with CdSe quantum dots (QDs) and a strong correlation between the PEC performance and geometrical structure of ZnO NTs@CdSe(QDs) and ZnO NRs@CdSe(QDs) was established under the same conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3493-3495
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 28


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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