volume 6, issue 75, P71092-71099 2016
DOI: 10.1039/c6ra09474k
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Abstract: Silicon-based nanostructures and their related composites have drawn tremendous research interests in solar energy storage and conversion. Mesoporous silicon with huge surface area of 400 - 900 m2g-1 developed by electrochemical etching exhibits excellent photocatalytic ability and stablility after 10 cycles in degrading methyl orange under visible light irradiation, owing to the unique mesoporous network, abundant surface hydrides and efficient light harvesting. This work showcases the profound effects of sur…

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