Dutta, Anirban and Dutta, Sumit K. and Mehetor, Shyamal K. and Mondal, Indranil and Pal, Ujjwal and Pradhan, Narayan (2016) Oriented Attachments and Formation of Ring-on-Disk Heterostructure Au–Cu3P Photocatalysts. Chemistry of Materials, 28 (6). pp. 1872-1878.

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Oriented attachments have been extensively studied as an effective method for the formation of large crystals from seed nanocrystals. However, this has been limited mostly to seeds of single-phase materials. In contrast, in this work, oriented attachment of two types of nanocrystals with differences in size, shape, phase, and physical as well as chemical properties is reported. Noble metal (Au) nanoparticles were observed to be crystallographically oriented along the preferred direction on semiconducting Cu3P disks and further annealed to obtain intriguing ring-on-disk metal–semiconductor heterostructures. This was triggered using PH3 gas, which bridged the metal Au particles and Cu3P disk. The phosphine chemistry underlying the formation of such heterostructures was elucidated by carrying out several control reactions and analyzing the intermediate products. Because of their optically active nature and dual plasmon effects, these heterostructures were applied as photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution from water, and their efficiency was evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 07:30
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 07:30
URI: http://cmeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/398

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