A Review on the Fabrication of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures for Photocatalysis Application
AbstractSemiconductor photocatalysis provides potential solutions for many energy and environmental-related issues. Recently, various semiconductors with hierarchical nanostructures have been fabricated to achieve efficient photocatalysts owing to their multiple advantages, such as high surface area, porous structures, as well as enhanced light harvesting. ZnO has been widely investigated and considered as the most promising alternative photocatalyst to TiO2. Herein, we present a review on the fabrication methods, growth mechanisms and photocatalytic applications of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures. Various synthetic strategies and growth mechanisms, including multistep sequential growth routes, template-based synthesis, template-free self-organization and precursor or self-templating strategies, are highlighted. In addition, the fabrication of multicomponent ZnO-based nanocomposites with hierarchical structures is also included. Finally, the application of hierarchical ZnO nanostructures and nanocomposites in typical photocatalytic reactions, such as pollutant degradation and H2 evolution, is reviewed. View Full-Text
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Xia, Y.; Wang, J.; Chen, R.; Zhou, D.; Xiang, L. A Review on the Fabrication of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures for Photocatalysis Application. Crystals 2016, 6, 148.
Xia Y, Wang J, Chen R, Zhou D, Xiang L. A Review on the Fabrication of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures for Photocatalysis Application. Crystals. 2016; 6(11):148.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xia, Yi; Wang, Jing; Chen, Ruosong; Zhou, Dali; Xiang, Lan. 2016. "A Review on the Fabrication of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures for Photocatalysis Application." Crystals 6, no. 11: 148.
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