From Event: SPIE Optics + Photonics for Sustainable Energy, 2015
Mastery over the surface of a nanocrystal enables control of its properties in molecular adsorption and activation, and enhances its usefulness for catalytic applications. On the other hand, hybrid systems based on semiconductors and noble metals may exhibit improved performance in photocatalysis such as water splitting, mainly determined by the efficiency in generating carriers. In the systems, perfect interface is certainly the key to efficient carrier separation and transport. Taken together, the surface and interface modulation holds the key to materials design for photocatalytic applications. Here, we will demonstrate several different approaches to designing nanocrystal-based systems with improved photocatalytic performance. For instance, a semiconductor-metal-graphene design has been implemented to efficiently extract photoexcited electrons through the graphene nanosheets, separating electron-hole pairs. Ultrafast spectroscopy characterizations exclusively demonstrate that the charge recombination occurring at interfacial defects can be substantially avoided, enabling superior efficiency in water splitting. It is anticipated that this series of works open a new window to rationally designing hybrid systems for photo-induced applications.
Yujie Xiong, "Design of inorganic hybrid structures for photocatalytic energy conversion (Presentation Recording)," Proc. SPIE 9560, Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology X, 95600Z (Presented at SPIE Optics + Photonics for Sustainable Energy: August 12, 2015; Published: 5 October 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2180038.4519371413001.
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