Optical and photocatalytic properties of indium phosphide nanoneedles and nanotubes

Yanlong Yu, Cuiyan Yu, Tao Xu, Hongyu Sun

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    Abstract

    Large scale indium phosphide (InP) nanoneedles and nanotubes were synthesized through a facile solvothermal reaction. The morphology and microstructure of the samples were analyzed by employing scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectroscopy, and Ultraviolet-visible (UV–vis) spectroscopy. The room temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurements showed that the InP nanoneedles and nanotubes possessed a pronounced blue shift in contrast to the bulk counterpart, which was ascribed to the crystalline defects effect. Moreover, the InP nanotubes exhibited an enhanced photocatalytic performance as compared to the InP nanoneedles and nanoparticles. [All rights reserved Elsevier].
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
    Volume68
    Pages (from-to)270-274
    Number of pages5
    ISSN1369-8001
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • InP
    • Nanomaterials
    • Solvothermal crystal growth
    • Optical properties
    • Photocatalytic activity

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