Microwave-activated CuO nanotip/ZnO nanorod nanoarchitectures for efficient hydrogen production

Yan Gu Lin, Yu Kuei Hsu, San-Yuan Chen, Li Chyong Chen*, Kuei Hsien Chen

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Microwave treatment of CuO nanotip/ZnO nanorod catalyst precursors has been demonstrated to remarkably enhance their activity in methanol reforming reactions. Studies using XRD, Raman, XPS, XAS, and HRTEM analyses conclude that comparative to conventional heating, microwave treatment significantly enhances the activity and stability of the catalysts, which might be attributed to defect and microstrain formation and strong metal support interaction at the Cu/ZnO interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-326
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2011

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