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Porous films of p-type CuInS2, prepared by sulfurization of electrodeposited metals, are surface-modified with thin layers of CdS and TiO2. This specific porous electrode evolved H2 from photoelectrochemical water reduction under simulated sunlight. Modification with thin n-type CdS and TiO2 layers significantly increased the cathodic photocurrent and onset(More)
Polycrystalline CuInS(2) films were fabricated by sulfurization of electrodeposited Cu and In metallic precursor films. Structural analyses revealed that the CuInS(2) film formed compact agglomerates of crystallites with grain sizes of ca. 0.5-1.5 μm. Photoelectrochemical characterization revealed that the film was p-type with a flat band potential of(More)
A core-shell composite consisting of a palladium (Pd) nanoparticle and a hollow carbon shell (Pd@hmC) was employed as a catalyst for aerobic oxidation of various alcohols. The core-shell structure was synthesized by consecutive coatings of Pd nanoparticles with siliceous and carbon layers followed by removal of the intermediate siliceous layer. Structural(More)
A series of mixed crystals composed of Cu(2)ZnSnS(4), Ag(2)ZnSnS(4) and ZnS was prepared by co-precipitation of the corresponding metal ions in aqueous sodium sulfide followed by annealing in a sulfur atmosphere. Ideal solid solutions of Cu(2)ZnSnS(4) and Ag(2)ZnSnS(4) with a kesterite structure ((Cu(x)Ag(1-x))(2)ZnSnS(4) (0 ≤x≤ 1)) were successfully(More)
Selenium-rich Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGSSe) thin films on an Mo-coated soda-lime glass substrate were fabricated by spray pyrolysis of an aqueous precursor solution containing Cu(NO3)2, In(NO3)3, Ga(NO3)3, and thiourea followed by selenization at 560 °C for 10 min. We studied the effects of intentional sodium addition on the structural and morphological(More)
Photocatalytic oxidation of benzene to CO(2) was studied in aqueous solutions using different kinds of TiO(2) powders, and isotopic oxygen tracers (H(2)(18)O and (18)O(2)) were used to investigate the oxidation process. Phenol was produced as a main intermediate in solution. When anatase powders, which showed high activity for oxidation of benzene, were(More)
Spherical silica particles that are able to assemble at a phase boundary of a dual-phase mixture of water and an immiscible organic solvent were prepared by a partial modification of their surface hydroxyl groups with an alkylsilylation agent. Scanning electron microscopic observation of these particles in which their remaining surface hydroxyl groups had(More)