Enhanced photoactivity and stability of carbon and nitrogen co-treated ZnO nanorod arrays for photoelectrochemical water splitting

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Title: 

Enhanced photoactivity and stability of carbon and nitrogen co-treated ZnO nanorod arrays for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Abstract: 

We report the rational synthesis of carbon and nitrogen co-treated ZnO (denoted as CN/ZnO) nanorod arrays and their implementation in photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution. The CN/ZnO nanorods exhibit an enhanced photocurrent and stability owing to the improved light-harvesting ability, the reduced surface defects and the increased donor density.

Authors: 

Shilei Xie, Xihong Lu, Teng Zhai, Wei Li, Minghao Yu, Chaolun Liang, Yexiang Tong

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Journal: 

Journal Of Materials Chemistry

Year: 

2012

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