Publication
Title
Formation mechanism, structural characterization, optical properties and photocatalytic activity of hierarchically arranged sisal-like ZnO architectures
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Abstract
A simple low-temperature solution-based self-construction approach has been demonstrated for fabricating the highly uniform assembly of ZnO nanocones with much higher aspect ratio, in which a highly non-equilibrium chemical environment favors for the large-scale generation of the complex architectures mimicking the sisal-like structures. The formation mechanism has been studied at molecular level. The optical and photocatalytic properties of the as-synthesized product have been correlated with their chemical composition, morphology and structural features. These sisal-like ZnO nanocone assemblies have shown a strong UV emission with a broad blue emission band and a high photocatalytic activity in decomposition of polyaromatics, suggesting their potentials in light and field emission and environmental applications. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemical physics letters. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2006
ISSN
0009-2614
Volume/pages
426:1-3(2006), p. 129-134
ISI
000239272400027
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