Photoelectrochemical properties of vertically oriented hematite/gold multi-block nanorod arrays and their comparison to pure hematite nanorod arrays

Aiming Mao, Wanjung Kim, Gui Young Han, Jong Hyeok Park

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Vertically oriented hematite/gold (α-Fe2O3/Au) multi-block nanorod arrays are prepared with the goal of achieving enhanced photocatalytic ability to produce hydrogen from water. The effects of the insertion of the Au block in the pure α-Fe2O3 nanorod on the photocurrent generation are firstly characterized by photocurrent-voltage. The insertion of Au is expected to play an important role in the enhancement of the transport of electrons generated in the α-Fe2O3. The multi-block nanorod arrays show an improved photocurrent density and negative shift of the onset potential under 100 mW cm-2 simulated solar light illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1910-1913
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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