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Issue 15, 2015
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One-dimension-based spatially ordered architectures for solar energy conversion

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Abstract

The severe consequences of fossil fuel consumption have resulted in a need for alternative sustainable sources of energy. Conversion and storage of solar energy via a renewable method, such as photocatalysis, holds great promise as such an alternative. One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures have gained attention in solar energy conversion because they have a long axis to absorb incident sunlight yet a short radial distance for separation of photogenerated charge carriers. In particular, well-ordered spatially high dimensional architectures based on 1D nanostructures with well-defined facets or anisotropic shapes offer an exciting opportunity for bridging the gap between 1D nanostructures and the micro and macro world, providing a platform for integration of nanostructures on a larger and more manageable scale into high-performance solar energy conversion applications. In this review, we focus on the progress of photocatalytic solar energy conversion over controlled one-dimension-based spatially ordered architecture hybrids. Assembly and classification of these novel architectures are summarized, and we discuss the opportunity and future direction of integration of 1D materials into high-dimensional, spatially organized architectures, with a perspective toward improved collective performance in various artificial photoredox applications.

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2014 and first published on 09 Apr 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00408F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 5053-5075
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    One-dimension-based spatially ordered architectures for solar energy conversion

    S. Liu, Z. Tang, Y. Sun, J. C. Colmenares and Y. Xu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 5053
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00408F

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