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Title: TiO2 fibers supported ?-FeOOH nanostructures as efficient visible light photocatalyst and room temperature sensor
Authors: Zhu, T 
Ong, W.L 
Zhu, L 
Ho, G.W 
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Zhu, T, Ong, W.L, Zhu, L, Ho, G.W (2015). TiO2 fibers supported ?-FeOOH nanostructures as efficient visible light photocatalyst and room temperature sensor. Scientific Reports 5 : 10601. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Hierarchical heterostructures of beta-iron oxyhydroxide (?-FeOOH) nanostructures on electrospun TiO2 nanofibers were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. This synthesis method proves to be versatile to tailoring of ?-FeOOH structural design that cuts across zero-dimensional particles (TF-P), one-dimensional needles (TF-N) to two-dimensional flakes (TF-F). In addition, synthesizing such oxyhyroxide nanostructures presents the advantage of exhibiting similar functional performances to its oxides counterpart however, without the need to undergo any annealing step which leads to undesirable structural collapse or sintering. The as-prepared hierarchical heterostructures possess high surface area for dye adsorptivity, efficient charge separation and visible photocatalytic activity. Also, for the first time, hydrogen gas sensing has been demonstrated on ?-FeOOH nanostructures at room temperature. The reported hierarchical heterostructures of ?-FeOOH on TiO2 nanofibers afford multiple functions of photocatalysis and sensing which are highly promising for environment monitoring and clean up applications.
Source Title: Scientific Reports
ISSN: 20452322
DOI: 10.1038/srep10601
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