Yichuan Ling

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We report the first demonstration of hydrogen treatment as a simple and effective strategy to fundamentally improve the performance of TiO(2) nanowires for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. Hydrogen-treated rutile TiO(2) (H:TiO(2)) nanowires were prepared by annealing the pristine TiO(2) nanowires in hydrogen atmosphere at various temperatures in(More)
We report on the synthesis and characterization of Sn-doped hematite nanowires and nanocorals as well as their implementation as photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting. The hematite nanowires were prepared on a fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate by a hydrothermal method, followed by high temperature sintering in air to incorporate Sn,(More)
This work reports a facile method for preparing highly photoactive α-Fe(2)O(3) films as well as their implementation as photoanodes for water oxidation. Transparent α-Fe(2)O(3) films were prepared by a new deposition-annealing (DA) process using nontoxic iron(III) chloride as the Fe precursor, followed by annealing at 550 °C in air. Ti-doped α-Fe(2)O(3)(More)
Here we demonstrate that the photoactivity of Au-decorated TiO2 electrodes for photoelectrochemical water oxidation can be effectively enhanced in the entire UV-visible region from 300 to 800 nm by manipulating the shape of the decorated Au nanostructures. The samples were prepared by carefully depositing Au nanoparticles (NPs), Au nanorods (NRs), and a(More)
Metal nitrides have received increasing attention as electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). However, most of them are suffered from poor cycling stability. Here we use TiN as an example to elucidate the mechanism causing the capacitance loss. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses revealed that the instability is due to the(More)
A flexible solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor device with H-TiO(2) @MnO(2) core-shell NWs as the positive electrode and H-TiO(2) @C core-shell NWs as the negative electrode is developed. This device operates in a 1.8 V voltage window and is able to deliver a high specific capacitance of 139.6 F g(-1) and maximum volumetric energy density of 0.30 mWh(More)
Activated carbon cloth is used as an electrode, achieving an excellent areal capacitance of 88 mF/cm(2) (8.8 mF/g) without the use of any other capacitive materials. Significantly, when it is incorporated as part of a symmetric solid-state supercapacitor device, a remarkable charge/discharge rate capability is observed; 50% of the capacitance is retained(More)
Here we demonstrate a high energy density asymmetric supercapacitor with nickel oxide nanoflake arrays as the cathode and reduced graphene oxide as the anode. Nickel oxide nanoflake arrays were synthesized on a flexible carbon cloth substrate using a seed-mediated hydrothermal method. The reduced graphene oxide sheets were deposited on three-dimensional(More)
Here we report a new strategy to improve the electrochemical stability of vanadium oxide electrodes for pseudocapacitors. Vanadium oxides are known to suffer from severe capacitance loss during charging/discharging cycling, due to chemical dissolution and ion intercalation/deintercalation-induced material pulverization. We demonstrate that these two issues(More)
The structure and electrical conductivity of anode play a significant role in the power generation of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). In this study, we developed a three-dimensional (3D) reduced graphene oxide-nickel (denoted as rGO-Ni) foam as an anode for MFC through controlled deposition of rGO sheets onto the nickel foam substrate. The loading amount of(More)