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Title: Synthesis of visible-light absorbing CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sensitized TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays electrode with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance

Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • TiO{sub 2} nanotube sensitized with CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanocrystals was synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. • CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanocrystals were loaded to the outer and inner surface of TiO{sub 2} nanotube. • The CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sensitized TiO{sub 2} nanotube electrode has a strong photoresponse to the light. - Abstract: TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays sensitized with CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} nanocrystals were successfully synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method. The as-prepared sample was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) to characterize its phase structure, morphology and chemical composition. Enhanced absorption in both UV and visible-light regions was observed for the CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sensitized TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays. The photocurrent density of CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} sensitized TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays electrode was 30 times as great as that of bare TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays electrode.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22341806
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; COBALT OXIDES; FIELD EMISSION; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; NANOTUBES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SURFACES; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY