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Title: A hierarchical carbon nanofiber-In2S3 photocatalyst with well controlled nanostructures for highly efficient hydrogen production under visible light
Authors: Li, Anran
Sun, Darren
Tai, Minghang
Liu, Zhaoyang
Gao, Peng
Keywords: Nanostructure
DRNTU::Engineering::Materials
Hierarchical
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Gao, P., Li, A., Tai, M., Liu, Z., & Sun, D. (2014). A hierarchical carbon nanofiber-In2S3 photocatalyst with well controlled nanostructures for highly efficient hydrogen production under visible light. TechConnect Briefs, 3, 300-303.
Series/Report no.: TechConnect Briefs
Abstract: In this study, a novel hierarchical visible-light responsive photocatalyst was delicately designed and synthesized by anchoring In2S3 flower-like nanostructures on non-woven carbon nanofibers (CNC) for the first time. The nanostructures of these CNF-In2S3 composites were fine tuned, with the aim to achieve the highest photocatalytic hydrogen production activity under visible light. The results indicated that the hierarchical CNF-In2S3-24h photocatalyst exhibited exceptionally high hydrogen evolution rate (ca. 390 μmol h-1), which was around 15 and 12 times higher than that of pure In2S3 and commercial N-TiO2 nanoparticles, respectively. The prominent photocatalytic hydrogen production activity of the hierarchical CNF-In2S3-24h photocatalyst can be attributed to the excellent properties of enhanced light absorption and efficient charge separation, which are all derived from the special 3D hierarchical nanostructures.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/83161
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/47580
URL: http://www.nsti.org/procs/Nanotech2014v3/4/W4.175
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
School of Materials Science & Engineering 
Rights: © 2014 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by TechConnect in TechConnect Briefs and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
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