Aqueous chemical growth of alpha-Fe2O3-alpha-Cr203 nanocompositethin films

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We are reporting here on the inexpensive fabrication and optical properties of an iron(III) oxide chromium(III) oxide nanocomposite thin film of corundum crystal structure. Its novel and unique-designed architecture consists of uniformed, well-defined and oriented nanorods of Hematite (alpha-Fe2O3) of 50 nm in diameter and 500nm in length and homogeneously distributed nonaggregated monodisperse spherical nanoparticles of Eskolaite (alpha-Cr2O3) of 250 nm in diameter. This alpha-Fe2O3 alpha-Cr2O3 nanocomposite thin film is obtained by growing, directly onto transparent polycrystalline conducting substrate, an oriented layer of hematite nanorods and growing subsequently, the eskolaite layer. The synthesis is carried out by a template-free, low-temperature, ... continued below

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Vayssieres, Lionel; Guo, Jinghua & Nordgren, Joseph June 30, 2001.

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We are reporting here on the inexpensive fabrication and optical properties of an iron(III) oxide chromium(III) oxide nanocomposite thin film of corundum crystal structure. Its novel and unique-designed architecture consists of uniformed, well-defined and oriented nanorods of Hematite (alpha-Fe2O3) of 50 nm in diameter and 500nm in length and homogeneously distributed nonaggregated monodisperse spherical nanoparticles of Eskolaite (alpha-Cr2O3) of 250 nm in diameter. This alpha-Fe2O3 alpha-Cr2O3 nanocomposite thin film is obtained by growing, directly onto transparent polycrystalline conducting substrate, an oriented layer of hematite nanorods and growing subsequently, the eskolaite layer. The synthesis is carried out by a template-free, low-temperature, multilayer thin film coating process using aqueous solution of metal salts as precursors. Almost 100 percent of the light is absorbed by the composite film between 300 and 525 nm and 40 percent at 800 nm which yields great expectations as photoanode materials for photovoltaic cells and photocatalytic devices.

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  • Journal Name: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2001

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  • Report No.: LBNL--50919
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2001.055 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 892934
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc873548

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Vayssieres, Lionel; Guo, Jinghua & Nordgren, Joseph. Aqueous chemical growth of alpha-Fe2O3-alpha-Cr203 nanocompositethin films, article, June 30, 2001; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873548/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.