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Carbon-Coated CdS Petalous Nanostructures with Enhanced Photostability and Photocatalytic Activity

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  • Prof. Yong Hu,

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    1. Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 321004 (P.R. China)
    • Yong Hu, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 321004 (P.R. China)

      Xiong Wen (David) Lou, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang, Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459 (Singapore) http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/xwlou

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  • Xuehui Gao,

    1. Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 321004 (P.R. China)
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  • Le Yu,

    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang, Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459 (Singapore) http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/xwlou
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  • Yanrong Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 321004 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Jiqiang Ning,

    1. Department of Physics and HKU-CAS Joint Laboratory on New Materials, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Shijie Xu,

    1. Department of Physics and HKU-CAS Joint Laboratory on New Materials, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Xiong Wen (David) Lou

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    1. School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang, Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459 (Singapore) http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/xwlou
    • Yong Hu, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Advanced Catalysis Materials, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, 321004 (P.R. China)

      Xiong Wen (David) Lou, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang, Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459 (Singapore) http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/xwlou

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  • Financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of China (21171146), Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Y4110304) is gratefully acknowledged.

Abstract

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More than just skin deep: Carbon-coated CdS petalous particles have been synthesized through a one-pot solvothermal method. The carbon nanocoating serves multiple functions, including protection of the CdS surface, enhancement of visible light absorption, and facilitating the separation of photogenerated charges. As a result, this CdS-C nanohybrid photocatalyst exhibits significantly enhanced photostability and photocatalytic activity.

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