Nanowire Arrays: Hierarchical Nanowire Arrays Based on ZnO Core−Layered Double Hydroxide Shell for Largely Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting (Adv. Funct. Mater. 5/2014)

Authors

  • Mingfei Shao,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, PR China
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  • Fanyu Ning,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, PR China
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  • Min Wei,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, PR China
    • State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 PR China

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  • David G. Evans,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, PR China
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  • Xue Duan

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, PR China
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Abstract

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Well-aligned hierarchical nanoarrays containing a ZnO core and layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoplatelet shell are synthesized by M. Wei and co-workers via a facile electrosynthesis method. The resulting ZnO@CoNi–LDH core–shell nanoarray material exhibits promising behavior in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting, giving rise to a largely enhanced photocurrent density as well as stability. On page 580, a facile and costeffective strategy is provided for the fabrication of hierarchical nanoarrays which can be potentially used in energy storage and conversion.

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