Light-Induced in Situ Transformation of Metal Clusters to Metal Nanocrystals for Photocatalysis

Fang Xing Xiao, Zhiping Zeng, Shao Hui Hsu, Sung Fu Hung, Hao Ming Chen*, Bin Liu

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Abstract

In situ transformation of glutathione-capped gold (Aux) clusters to gold (Au) nanocrystals under simulated solar light irradiation was achieved and utilized as a facile synthetic approach to rationally fabricate Aux/Au/TiO2 ternary and Au/TiO2 binary heterostructures. Synergistic interaction of Aux clusters and Au nanocrystals contributes to enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28105-28109
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number51
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • metal clusters
  • metal nanocrystals
  • photocatalysis
  • TiO nanotube arrays
  • transformation

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