Photocatalytic segmented nanowires and single-step iron oxide nanotube synthesis: Templated electrodeposition as all-round tool

M.G. Maas, E.J.B. Rodijk, A.W. Maijenburg, Johan E. ten Elshof, David H.A. Blank

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Abstract

Templated electrodeposition was used to synthesize silver-zinc oxide nanowires and iron oxide (Fe2O3) nanotubes in polycarbonate track etched (PCTE) membranes. Metal/oxide segmented nanowires were made to produce hydrogen gas from a water/methanol mixture under ultraviolet irradiation. It was observed that gas production increased during irradiation. Iron oxide nanotubes were synthesized via a gel synthesis route, avoiding clogging of the membrane pores during growth. The nanotubes formed without thermal after-treatment. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) revealed a completely amorphous iron oxide structure. By demonstrating the synthesis of photocatalytically active segmented nanowire and nanotubes without post-treatment steps, templated electrodeposition can be a versatile and low cost tool for nanowires with designed functionality or fast nanotube synthesis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings International Symposium on Multifunction at the Nanoscale through Nanowires
EditorsK. Nielsch, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, J.K. Holt, C.V. Thomson
Place of PublicationPittsburg
PublisherMaterials Research Society
PagesM-01-08-
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventMRS Fall Meeting 2009 - Hynes Convention Center, Boston, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameMRS proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Volume1206

Conference

ConferenceMRS Fall Meeting 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period30/11/094/12/09

Keywords

  • IR-85872
  • METIS-269416

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