Incorporating a TiOx shell in single-walled carbon nanotube/fullerodendron coaxial nanowires: Increasing the photocatalytic evolution of H2 from water under irradiation with visible light

K. Kurniawan, Tomoyuki Tajima, Y. Kubo, H. Miyake, W. Kurashige, Y. Negishi, Yutaka Takaguchi

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A custom-tailored single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) photocatalyst with an electron-extracting TiOx shell, i.e., a SWCNT/fullerodendron/TiOx coaxial nanowire, has been fabricated. Due to the presence of the TiOx shell, the SWCNT/fullerodendron/TiOx coaxial nanowire shows an enhanced photocatalytic activity (Φ = 0.47) for the evolution of hydrogen from water under irradiation with visible light (λ = 450 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31767-31770
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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