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A cuprous oxide–reduced graphene oxide (Cu2O–rGO) composite photocatalyst for hydrogen generation: employing rGO as an electron acceptor to enhance the photocatalytic activity and stability of Cu2O

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Abstract

Photocorrosion, that causes rapid deactivation of Cu2O photocatalysts, was addressed by incorporating this oxide in a composite with reduced graphene oxide which acts as an electron acceptor to extract photogenerated electrons from Cu2O. Cu2O–rGO composite engineering also allows enhancing significantly photocatalytic activities of Cu2O for H2 generation.

Graphical abstract: A cuprous oxide–reduced graphene oxide (Cu2O–rGO) composite photocatalyst for hydrogen generation: employing rGO as an electron acceptor to enhance the photocatalytic activity and stability of Cu2O

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2012, accepted on 01 May 2012 and first published on 03 May 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30881A
Nanoscale, 2012,4, 3875-3878

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    A cuprous oxide–reduced graphene oxide (Cu2O–rGO) composite photocatalyst for hydrogen generation: employing rGO as an electron acceptor to enhance the photocatalytic activity and stability of Cu2O

    P. D. Tran, S. K. Batabyal, S. S. Pramana, J. Barber, L. H. Wong and S. C. J. Loo, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 3875
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30881A

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