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Multifaceted Cu2O with controlled crystal facet exposure was synthesized via a facile one-step method. It was found that photogenerated electrons prefer to accumulate on high index planes, while holes tend to migrate to {100} facets of a Cu2O polyhedron, leading to efficient charge separation and enhanced photocatalytic reforming of glucose.
A series of upconversion luminescent erbium-doped SrTiO(3) (ABO(3)-type) photocatalysts with different initial molar ratios of Sr/Ti have been prepared by a facile polymerized complex method. Er(3+) ions, which were gradually transferred from the A to the B site with increasing Sr/Ti, enabled the absorption of visible light and the generation of high-energy(More)
Cubic perovskite structure photocatalysts of Na(0.5)La(0.5)TiO(3) and (Na(0.5)La(0.5)TiO(3))(1.00)(LaCrO(3))(0.08) solid solution that consisted of well-defined single-crystal nanocubes were successfully prepared by means of facile and surfactant-free hydrothermal reactions for the first time. The results from different instrumental characterizations and(More)
Novel CdS/CdSe core-shell nanorod arrays were fabricated by a chemical bath deposition of CdSe on hydrothermally synthesized CdS nanorods. The CdS rods were hexagonal phase faced and the top of the rod was subulate. After the chemical bath deposition approach, CdS nanorod arrays were encapsulated by a uniform CdSe layer resulting enhanced absorbance and(More)
SrTiO3 tubular structures co-doped with Cr and Ta were synthesized through a combination of solvothermal-hydrothermal processes. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements of the oxidation state of Cr ions reveal that the formation of Cr6+ ions, which would serve as the non-radiative recombination centers for photogenerated electrons and holes, was(More)
Semiconductor-based photocatalytic, photoelectrochemical, and photovoltaic solar-energy conversion has been considered very promising to address the energy and environmental challenges. At the heart of the technology is the lack of suitable semiconductor materials and efficient systems that can perform the solar-energy conversion efficiently and(More)
Owing to the effect of energy band bending, p-type Co3O4 quantum dots sensitized by Eosin Y showed a high and stable photocatalytic activity (∼13,440 μmol h(-1) g(-1)(cat)) for water reduction and hydrogen production under visible-light irradiation without any cocatalyst.
The structural, energetic, and electronic properties of zincblende and wurtzite phase Cd(1-x)Zn(x)S (0≤x≤1) solid solutions were investigated by first-principles calculations. It was revealed that the trend of atom distribution in configurations with the same x value can be quantitatively characterized by the average length of the Zn-S bonds. The origin of(More)