Recent progress on visible light responsive heterojunctions for photocatalytic applications

Wang, Songcan, Yun, Jung-Ho, Luo, Bin, Butburee, Teera, Peerakiatkhajohn, Piangjai, Thaweesak, Supphasin, Xiao, Mu and Wang, Lianzhou (2016) Recent progress on visible light responsive heterojunctions for photocatalytic applications. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 33 1: 1-22. doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2016.11.017

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Author Wang, Songcan
Yun, Jung-Ho
Luo, Bin
Butburee, Teera
Peerakiatkhajohn, Piangjai
Thaweesak, Supphasin
Xiao, Mu
Wang, Lianzhou
Title Recent progress on visible light responsive heterojunctions for photocatalytic applications
Journal name Journal of Materials Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1005-0302
Publication date 2016-11-17
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jmst.2016.11.017
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Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Place of publication Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Publisher Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Metal Research
Language eng
Subject 2503 Ceramics and Composites
2211 Mechanics of Materials
2210 Mechanical Engineering
2507 Polymers and Plastics
2506 Metals and Alloys
2505 Materials Chemistry
Abstract Photocatalysis has attracted much attention in recent years due to its potential in solving energy and environmental issues. Even though numerous achievements have been made, the photocatalytic systems developed to date are still far from practical applications due to the low efficiency and poor durability. Efficient light absorption and charge separation are two of the key factors for the exploration of high performance photocatalytic systems, which is generally difficult to be obtained in a single photocatalyst. The combination of various materials to form heterojunctions provides an effective way to better harvest solar energy and to facilitate charge separation and transfer, thus enhancing the photocatalytic activity and stability. This review concisely summarizes the recent development of visible light responsive heterojunctions, including the preparation and performances of semiconductor/semiconductor junctions, semiconductor/cocatalyst junctions, semiconductor/metal junctions, semiconductor/non-metal junctions, and surface heterojunctions, and their mechanism for enhanced light harvesting and charge separation/transfer.
Keyword Heterojunction
Water splitting
Carbon dioxide reduction
Organic pollutant degradation
Visible light
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