Yuan-Yao Li

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Ultraviolet- and visible-light-responsive titania-based photocatalysts were synthesized and employed in the photocatalytic oxidation of NO(x). Sol-gel processes using tetrabutyl orthotitanate and ethanol under acid catalyzed condition and controlled calcination were performed to synthesize titanium dioxide with a mixed crystal lattice of anatase, brookite(More)
Graphene is expected to enable superior corrosion protection due to its impermeability and chemical inertness. Previous reports, however, demonstrate limited corrosion inhibition and even corrosion enhancement of graphene on metal surfaces. To enable the reliable and complete passivation, the origin of the low inhibition efficiency of graphene was(More)
Gd2O3:Eu(3+) and Gd2Ti2O7:Eu(3+) films 10 nm in thickness were individually coated onto silica spheres (particle size of 150-170 nm) using the sol-gel method. The synthesized materials were addressed as Gd2O3:Eu(3+)@SiO2 and Gd2Ti2O7:Eu(3+)@SiO2 phosphors. An x-ray powder diffractometer (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM),(More)
High purity ZnO nanowire arrays were synthesized uniformly on a 1.5 cm x 2 cm tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) glass substrate. The ZnO nanowire arrays were formed with a uniform diameter distribution of 30-50 nm and a length of about 5 microm, synthesized via thermal decomposition of zinc acetate at 300 degrees C in air. Analysis by X-ray diffraction and(More)
A three-dimensional urchin-like α-Fe(2)O(3) microstructure is formed via a simple, template-free, and one-step thermal oxidation of Fe spheres in an air atmosphere at temperatures in the range of 300-450 °C. The urchin-like α-Fe(2)O(3) microstructure consists of crystalline α-Fe(2)O(3) nanoflakes grown perpendicularly on the surface of the sphere, a shell(More)
An α-Fe(2)O(3) nanoflake urchin-like structure is formed via the thermal oxidation of micrometre-sized iron spheres in air at temperatures of 300-400 °C. The material consists of α-Fe(2)O(3) nanoflakes grown perpendicularly to the sphere surface, a layer of a mixture of α-Fe(2)O(3) and Fe(3)O(4) as the oxidation shell, and an iron core. The ranges of the(More)
A field-emission light source with high luminance, excellent luminance uniformity, and tunable luminance characteristics with a novel lateral-gate structure is demonstrated. The lateral-gate triode structure comprises SiC nanowire emitters on a Ag cathode electrode and a pair of Ag gate electrodes placed laterally on both sides of the cathode. The simple(More)
Gd(2)O(3):Eu(3+) nano-wire phosphors embedded in SBA-15 silica templates were synthesized using a combination of the sol-gel method and hydrothermal reactions followed by a sintering process at 1000 °C. The crystal structure of Gd(2)O(3):Eu(3+) was confirmed using x-ray diffraction. Observation using transmission electron microscopy shows that the nano-wire(More)
a-Fe 2 O 3 nanowires (NWs) were formed by the thermal oxidation of an iron film in air at 350 °C for 10 h. The rhombohedral structure of the a-Fe 2 O 3 NWs was grown vertically on the substrate with diameters of 8–25 nm and lengths of several hundred nm. It was found that the population density of the NWs per unit area (D NWs) can be varied by the film(More)
SnO2 nanowires (NWs) were grown on a catalyst-coated silicon wafer via the thermal evaporation of SnO powder at 20-30 mTorr. Three types of catalyst, namely Fe, Pt, and Au, were used for the synthesis of the SnO2 NWs. The results show that Pt and Au can be used for the formation of SnO2 NWs. Depending on the experimental conditions, the diameter and length(More)