In situ assembly of well-dispersed Au nanoparticles on TiO2/ZnO nanofibers: a three-way synergistic heterostructure with enhanced photocatalytic activity.

@article{Zhang2012InSA,
  title={In situ assembly of well-dispersed Au nanoparticles on TiO2/ZnO nanofibers: a three-way synergistic heterostructure with enhanced photocatalytic activity.},
  author={Peng Zhang and Changlu Shao and Xinghua Li and Mingyi Zhang and Xin Zhang and Yangyang Sun and YiChun Liu},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={237-238},
  pages={331-8}
}
The TiO(2)/ZnO nanofibers embedded by Au nanoparticles (TiO(2)/ZnO/Au NFs) were fabricated by combining the electrospinning technique (for TiO(2)/ZnO nanofibers) and an in situ reduction approach (for Au nanoparticles). X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electronmicroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy, were used to characterize the as-synthesized… CONTINUE READING