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Multilayer Hybrid Structure of ZnO Nanorod Arrays Imbedded in TiO2 Network as Photoanode

  • Chan-yan Huang (a1), Yan Sun (a1), Xin Chen (a1) and Ning Dai (a1)

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We developed a multilayer hybrid structure by imbedding ZnO nanorod arrays in TiO2 network for each layer, for the pourese of taking ZnO nanorods as the highway of electron transport. ZnO nanorods can be prepared by hydrothermal process, which is simple, low cost and easy control. The ZnO nanorod arrays were grown by reported hydrothermal method, then TiO2 network was constructed by spin-coating titanium precursor sol on ZnO nanorod arrays and calcining. The electrochemical impedance spectrum measurements were taken to study the electrical properties of this kind of hybrids, and the results indicated that the effective electron lifetime reaches a magnitude of microsecond which is similar to the pure ZnO nanorod arrays. It reveals to us that ZnO nanorods may dominate the electrical properties of this nano-hybrid structure.

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Multilayer Hybrid Structure of ZnO Nanorod Arrays Imbedded in TiO2 Network as Photoanode

  • Chan-yan Huang (a1), Yan Sun (a1), Xin Chen (a1) and Ning Dai (a1)

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