Chi-Fu Hsia

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This work confirms the presence of a large facet-dependent photocatalytic activity of Cu2 O crystals through sparse deposition of gold particles on Cu2 O cubes, octahedra, and rhombic dodecahedra. Au-decorated Cu2 O rhombic dodecahedra and octahedra showed greatly enhanced photodegradation rates of methyl orange resulting from a better separation of the(More)
Ag2 O cubes, truncated octahedra, rhombic dodecahedra, and rhombicuboctahedra were synthesized in aqueous solution. Two tungsten probes were brought into contact with a single particle for electrical conductivity measurements. Strongly facet-dependent electrical conductivity behaviors have been observed. The {111} faces are most conductive. The {100} faces(More)
Au-Pd core-shell nanocrystals with tetrahexahedral (THH), cubic, and octahedral shapes and comparable sizes were synthesized. Similar-sized Au and Pd cubes and octahedra were also prepared. These nanocrystals were used for the hydrogen-evolution reaction (HER) from ammonia borane. Light irradiation can enhance the reaction rate for all the catalysts. In(More)
Size-tunable small to ultrasmall Cu2 O nanocubes and octahedra are synthesized in aqueous solution without the introduction of any surfactant. These nanocrystals provide strong evidence of the existence of facet-dependent optical absorption properties of Cu2 O nanoparticles, showing nanocubes always have a more redshifted absorption band than that of(More)
Au-Cu core-shell nanocubes and octahedra synthesized in aqueous solution were employed to catalyze a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction between phenylacetylene and benzyl azide in water at 50 °C for 3 h. Interestingly, the nanocubes were far more efficient in catalyzing this reaction, giving 91% yield of a regioselective 1,4-triazole product, while(More)
Copper nanocubes with average sizes of 82, 95, and 108 nm have been synthesized in an aqueous mixture of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) surfactant, copper acetate, and sodium ascorbate reductant heated at 100 °C for 40 min. Copper nanowires with an average length of 25 μm can also be prepared this way by simply increasing the volume of sodium(More)
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