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Effect of TiO2 Nanoparticle Shape on Hydrogen Evolution via Water Splitting

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Abstract:

Pt/TiO2 nanospheres and nanorods were used to generate hydrogen via water splitting and the effect of the shapes of TiO2 nanoparticles were evaluated for hydrogen evolution. TiO2 nanorods exhibited an increase in charge transfer rate between the nanoparticle surface and the electrolyte. This led to improvement in the rate of photo-catalytic hydrogen evolution during the decomposition of water.

Keywords: HYDROGEN; PHOTO-CATALYTIC WATER SPLITTING; SHAPE EFFECT; TIO2 NANOPARTICLES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3326

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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