8 September 2006 Core-shell nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen production
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We propose core-shell nanorods such as InP-CdS and InP-ZnTe to be photoelectrodes for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. Based on our systematic study using strain-dependent k.p theory, we find that in these heterostructures both energies and wave-function distributions of electrons and holes can be favorably tailored to a considerable extent by exploiting the interplay between quantum confinement and strain. Consequently, these core-shell nanorods with proper dimensions (height, core radius, and shell thickness) may simultaneously satisfy all criteria for effective photoelectrodes in solar-based hydrogen production.
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Z. G. Yu, C. E. Pryor, W. H. Lau, M. A. Berding, D. B. MacQueen, "Core-shell nanorods for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen production", Proc. SPIE 6340, Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology, 63400T (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.679509
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