Nanostructure sensitization of transition metal oxides for visible-light photocatalysis

Chen, Hongjun and Wang, Lianzhou (2014) Nanostructure sensitization of transition metal oxides for visible-light photocatalysis. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5 1: 696-710. doi:10.3762/bjnano.5.82

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Author Chen, Hongjun
Wang, Lianzhou
Title Nanostructure sensitization of transition metal oxides for visible-light photocatalysis
Journal name Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2190-4286
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3762/bjnano.5.82
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 696
End page 710
Total pages 15
Place of publication Main, Germany
Publisher Beilstein-Institut Zur Forderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 2500 Materials Science
2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
3100 Physics and Astronomy
Abstract To better utilize the sunlight for efficient solar energy conversion, the research on visible-light active photocatalysts has recently attracted a lot of interest. The photosensitization of transition metal oxides is a promising approach for achieving effective visiblelight photocatalysis. This review article primarily discusses the recent progress in the realm of a variety of nanostructured photosensitizers such as quantum dots, plasmonic metal nanostructures, and carbon nanostructures for coupling with wide-bandgap transition metal oxides to design better visible-light active photocatalysts. The underlying mechanisms of the composite photocatalysts, e.g., the light-induced charge separation and the subsequent visible-light photocatalytic reaction processes in environmental remediation and solar fuel generation fields, are also introduced. A brief outlook on the nanostructure photosensitization is also given.
Keyword Carbon nanostructures
Nanostructure sensitization
Plasmonic metal nanostructures
Quantum dots
Transition metal oxides
Visible-light photocatalysis
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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