SpringerOpen Newsletter

Receive periodic news and updates relating to SpringerOpen.

Open Access Nano Express

Visible light-driven CdSe nanotube array photocatalyst

Haojun Zhu and Quan Li*

Author Affiliations

Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

For all author emails, please log on.

Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:230  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-230

Published: 16 May 2013

Abstract

Large-scale CdSe nanotube arrays on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass have been synthesized using ZnO nanorod template. The strong visible light absorption in CdSe, its excellent photoresponse, and the large surface area associated with the tubular morphology lead to good visible light-driven photocatalytic capability of these nanotube arrays. Compared to freestanding nanoparticles, such one-piece nanotube arrays on ITO make it very convenient for catalyst recycling after their usage

Keywords:
Nanotube arrays; Template synthesis; II-VI semiconductors; Visible light photocatalysis