Preparation of cauliflower-like CdS/ZnS/ZnO nanostructure and its photoelectric properties

Zhifeng Liu*, Keying Guo, Yun Wang, Xuerong Zheng, Jing Ya, Junwei Li, Li Han, Zhichao Liu*, Jianhua Han

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Cauliflower-like CdS/ZnS/ZnO nanostructure is fabricated via a simple hydrothermal method. Factors such as concentration of reaction solution, reaction temperature, as well as reaction time in the synthetic process are investigated, and the working mechanism of the nanostructure is suggested. Hydrogen generation efficiency of 4.69% at 0.29 V versus saturated calomel electrode is achieved using synthesized nanostructure as electrode due to the improved absorption and appropriate energy gap structure, which is confirmed by enhanced absorption spectrum. The expected products have potential application in photoelectrochemical water splitting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2446
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Cauliflower-like
  • Energy conversion
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Zinc oxide
  • Zinc sulfide


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