Template-less surfactant-free hydrothermal synthesis NiO nanoflowers and their photoelectrochemical hydrogen production
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
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AbstractA facile direct surfactant-free template-less hydrothermal method is employed for the growth of high surface-area NiO nanoflowers made up of complex and assembled nanosheets network.Field emission scanning electron microscopy revealed that each nanosheet is about 50-60nm thick. Detailed structural analysis reveals single-crystalline nature of NiO nanoflowers with cubic crystal structure. The optical absorption bands in the wavelength range of 350-800nm illustrated in terms of ligand field theory. The photoelectrochemical (PEC), water splitting performance on the NiO nanoflowers were also investigated. © 2015 Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC.
CitationQurashi A, Zhang Z, Asif M, Yamazaki T (2015) Template-less surfactant-free hydrothermal synthesis NiO nanoflowers and their photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40: 15801–15805. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.07.114.