Type-II nanorod heterostructure formation through one-step cation exchange

Meng Yu Chen, Yung-Jung Hsu*

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Abstract

A novel one-step cation exchange approach has been developed to prepare ZnO-decorated ZnSe nanorods (ZnSe-ZnO NRs), a prototype type-II semiconductor nanoheterostructure. Because of the staggered band offset which promoted effective charge separation, the as-synthesized ZnSe-ZnO NRs exhibited remarkable photocatalytic activities under visible light illumination, demonstrating their promising potentials in relevant photoconversion applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalNanoscale
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Jan 2013

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