A New Approach to Solar Hydrogen Production: a ZnO–ZnS Solid Solution Nanowire Array Photoanode



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A ZnO–ZnS solid solution nanowire array photoanode is developed based on an alternative sensitization of a ZnO–ZnS solid solution nanowire array for solar hydrogen generation with considerably enhanced photocurrent – more than 195% greater compared to pristine ZnO nanowires. This solid solution structure demonstrates a better photoactivity enhancement effect than traditional quantum dot sensitization, as well as allowing hydrogen generation.