Effect of plasma treatment on native defects and photocatalytic activities of zinc oxide tetrapods

Fangzhou Liu, Yu Hang Leung, Aleksandra B. Djurišić, Alan Man Ching Ng, Wai Kin Chan, Ka Long Ng, Kam Sing Wong, Changzhong Liao, Kaimin Shih, Charles Surya

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Abstract

ZnO tetrapods, as a ZnO nanostructure with a low defect concentration, were subjected to plasma treatments using different gases to induce different types of defects in the samples and examine their effects on sample properties. Hydrogen and argon plasmas resulted in significant oxygen deficiencies, but no defect emission appeared. Oxygen plasma had only a minor effect on the sample composition, but it resulted in the appearance of defect emission and a significant overall reduction in luminescence intensity. On the other hand, the photocatalytic activity was significantly reduced in samples exhibiting oxygen deficiencies. It can thus be concluded that oxygen vacancies do not participate in the green emission of ZnO and also that their presence at the sample surface does not enhance the photocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22760-22767
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume118
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
Plasmas
Defects
defects
Oxygen
hypoxia
Argon
Oxygen vacancies
argon plasma
oxygen plasma
Luminescence
hydrogen plasma
Hydrogen
Nanostructures
Gases
luminescence
Chemical analysis
oxygen

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  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Effect of plasma treatment on native defects and photocatalytic activities of zinc oxide tetrapods. / Liu, Fangzhou; Leung, Yu Hang; Djurišić, Aleksandra B.; Ng, Alan Man Ching; Chan, Wai Kin; Ng, Ka Long; Wong, Kam Sing; Liao, Changzhong; Shih, Kaimin; Surya, Charles.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118, No. 39, 01.01.2014, p. 22760-22767.

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Liu, F, Leung, YH, Djurišić, AB, Ng, AMC, Chan, WK, Ng, KL, Wong, KS, Liao, C, Shih, K & Surya, C 2014, 'Effect of plasma treatment on native defects and photocatalytic activities of zinc oxide tetrapods', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, no. 39, pp. 22760-22767. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp506468r
Liu, Fangzhou ; Leung, Yu Hang ; Djurišić, Aleksandra B. ; Ng, Alan Man Ching ; Chan, Wai Kin ; Ng, Ka Long ; Wong, Kam Sing ; Liao, Changzhong ; Shih, Kaimin ; Surya, Charles. / Effect of plasma treatment on native defects and photocatalytic activities of zinc oxide tetrapods. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2014 ; Vol. 118, No. 39. pp. 22760-22767.
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