Au/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals as an efficient anode photocatalyst in direct methanol fuel cells

Wei Ta Chen, Yin Kai Lin, Ting Ting Yang, Ying Chih Pu, Yung-Jung Hsu*

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Abstract

Au/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals with controllable shell thicknesses were synthesized using a cysteine-assisted hydrothermal method. Incorporating Au/ZnS nanocrystals into the traditional Pt-catalyzed half-cell reaction led to a 43.3% increase in methanol oxidation current under light illumination, demonstrating their promising potential for metal/semiconductor hybrid nanocrystals as the anode photocatalyst in direct methanol fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8486-8488
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number76
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2013

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