ZnO-CdS@Cd heterostructure for effective photocatalytic hydrogen generation

Wang, Xuewen and Liu, Gang and Wang, Lianzhou and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 and Lu, Gao Qing and Cheng, Hui-Ming (2012) ZnO-CdS@Cd heterostructure for effective photocatalytic hydrogen generation. Advanced Energy Materials, 2 (1). pp. 42-46. ISSN 1614-6832


A novel heterostructure consists of a metal Cd core and a ZnO–CdS heterostructural shell, where ZnO nanoparticles are embedded in a CdS shell. Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution is greatly improved due to the metal Cd core, which provides a charge-carrier transport channel for enhancing the recombination of photoexcited electrons from ZnO and holes from CdS based on Z-scheme co-operation.

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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 05:12
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 05:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: CdS; charge-carrier transport; photocatalytic hydrogen; photocatalytic hydrogen evolution; photoexcited electrons; ZnO; ZnO nanoparticles; gas fuels; others, incl. Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Cobalt, Mercury, Niobium, Selenium, Silicon, Tellurium; chemical products generally; inorganic compounds
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry > 340399 Macromolecular and materials chemistry not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4010 Engineering practice and education > 401006 Systems engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201100528
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31727

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