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Synthesis of Ni-based co-catalyst functionalized W:BiVO4 nanofibers for solar water oxidation

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Abstract

We report on the synthesis of highly porous, 1-D tungsten-doped BiVO4 nanofibers (W:BiVO4 NFs). To facilitate photocatalysis, we introduced nickel nanoparticles (NiOx NPs) as co-catalysts on the surface of W:BiVO4 NFs. The outstanding water oxidation performance of the NiOx NP-functionalized W:BiVO4 NFs was obtained through (i) the control of polymers/precursors to achieve porous W:BiVO4 NFs (for highly increased surface area), (ii) the control of the tungsten-doping level (for fast charge transfer), and (iii) the optimization of the loading amounts of NiOx NPs (for efficient charge pathway suppression of charge recombination).

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of Ni-based co-catalyst functionalized W:BiVO4 nanofibers for solar water oxidation

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The article was received on 13 Jul 2015, accepted on 14 Oct 2015 and first published on 19 Oct 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01588J
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 944-950
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    Synthesis of Ni-based co-catalyst functionalized W:BiVO4 nanofibers for solar water oxidation

    K. R. Yoon, J. W. Ko, D. Youn, C. B. Park and I. Kim, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 944
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01588J

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