High surface-to-volume ratio Co3O4/TiO2 heterojunctionks were fabricated by combining different methods. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and a photochemical method were used to coat polystyrene (PS) 3D-Direct Opal (3D-DO) structures on conductive ITO substrates. Firstly, 3D-DO of PS were crystallized on ITO substrates to form the high surface-to-volume ratio template via a self-assembly method. A low-temperature ALD TiO2 film was infiltrated onto the PS opal structure. Then, the PS template was removed by a thermal treatment in air at 450 8C for 5 h. Hollow anatase phase nanospheres were obtained, crystallized in a face entered cubic (FCC) lattice with the (111) plane oriented parallel to the substrate surface. Finally, the hollow TiO2 nano spheres were coated with Co3O4 via a photochemical method. This ordered 3D nanostructure with designed morphology may findapplications as surface-enhanced materials for photovoltaic devices.

Co3O4/TiO2 heterostructures obtained by hybrid method

EL HABRA, NAIDA;Visentin, F.;NATILE, MARTA MARIA;COLAZZO, LUCIANO;SAMBI, MAURO
2015

Abstract

High surface-to-volume ratio Co3O4/TiO2 heterojunctionks were fabricated by combining different methods. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and a photochemical method were used to coat polystyrene (PS) 3D-Direct Opal (3D-DO) structures on conductive ITO substrates. Firstly, 3D-DO of PS were crystallized on ITO substrates to form the high surface-to-volume ratio template via a self-assembly method. A low-temperature ALD TiO2 film was infiltrated onto the PS opal structure. Then, the PS template was removed by a thermal treatment in air at 450 8C for 5 h. Hollow anatase phase nanospheres were obtained, crystallized in a face entered cubic (FCC) lattice with the (111) plane oriented parallel to the substrate surface. Finally, the hollow TiO2 nano spheres were coated with Co3O4 via a photochemical method. This ordered 3D nanostructure with designed morphology may findapplications as surface-enhanced materials for photovoltaic devices.
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