Qingyang Li, Qiwei Wang*, Zaijun Chen, Quanxin Ma*, Maozhong An*, A Facile and Flexible Approach for Large-Scale Fabrication of ZnO Nanowire Film and Its Photocatalytic Applications, Nanomaterials, 2019, 9(6), 846.
发布日期: 2019-07-13 发布者: 郑洋 阅读: 33

Abstract

A novel strategy for large-scale synthesis of ZnO nanowire film is reported, which inherits the advantages of the solution-phase method and seeded growth process, such as low-temperature, efficient, economical, facile and flexible. It is easy to implement on various metals through room-temperature electrodeposition, followed by hydrothermal treatment at 90 °C, and suitable for industrialized production. The ZnO nanowires with an average wire diameter about 40 nm are in situ grown from and on nanocrystalline zinc coating, which forms a strong metallurgical bonding with the substrates. The p-type ZnO nanowire film has a well-preferred orientation along the (100) direction and a wurtzite structure, thereby displaying an effective photocatalytic capability for carcinogenic Cr6+ ions and CO2 greenhouse gas reduction under visible light irradiation. In addition to these features, the ZnO nanowire film is easy to recycle and, therefore, it has broad application prospects in contaminant degradation and renewable energy. 
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