|Title||Microstructure Effects on the Water Oxidation Activity of Co3O4/Porous Silica Nanocomposites|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Lin, CC, Guo, YJ, Vela, J|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||co3o4 nanoparticles, Co3O4/SiO2 core/shells, cobalt-oxide, efficient, electrocatalysts, evolving catalysts, hydrodynamic radii, microstructure effects, molecular wires, nanocatalysts, nanocomposites, photocatalytic oxygen evolution, progress, recent, surface, water oxidation|
vity of the medium surrounding the catalyst surface and a consequent increase in the rate of charge transfer; or both. Functionalized Co3O4/mesoporous silica nanocomposites show lower water oxidation activity compared with the parent nonfunctionalized catalyst, likely because of partial pore blocking of the silica support upon surface grafting. A more thorough understanding of the effects of microstructure and permittivity on water oxidation ability will enable the construction of next generation catalysts possessing optimal configuration and better efficiency for water splitting.
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