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dc.contributor.authorDong Jin Hamen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnukorn Phuruangraten_US
dc.contributor.authorSomchai Thongtemen_US
dc.contributor.authorJae Sung Leeen_US
dc.description.abstractMonoclinic WO3(m-WO3) nanoplates and nanorods were successfully synthesized by a simple hydrothermal process using sodium tungstate dihydrate (Na2WO4·2H2O), ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) as initial precursors. Phase, morphologies and electrochemical properties of the products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV). The effect of NH4NO3concentration on the formation of the pure phase of m-WO3nanomaterial was studied. The product synthesized under NH4NO3-free condition was pure orthorhombic WO3·0.33H2O (o-WO3·0.33H2O) phase. By adding and increasing the amount of NH4NO3to the solution, m-WO3phase started to form and became pure m-WO3phase when 1.50g NH4NO3was used. The morphology of m-WO3was nanoplates, and became nanorods by PEG adding. The nanostructured m-WO3showed much higher electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution from water than that of the commercial bulk m-WO3, including the m-WO3nanorods with slightly better than the m-WO3nanoplates. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.subjectChemical Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Scienceen_US
dc.titleHydrothermal synthesis of monoclinic WO<inf>3</inf>nanoplates and nanorods used as an electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reactions from wateren_US
article.title.sourcetitleChemical Engineering Journalen_US
article.volume165en_US University of Science and Technologyen_US Mai Universityen_US
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