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Plasmonic photocatalysts: harvesting visible light with noble metal nanoparticles

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Abstract

The efforts to produce photocatalysts operating efficiently under visible light have led to a number of plasmonic photocatalysts, in which noble metal nanoparticles are deposited on the surface of polar semiconductor or insulator particles. In the metal–semiconductor composite photocatalysts, the noble metal nanoparticles act as a major component for harvesting visible light due to their surface plasmon resonance while the metal–semiconductor interface efficiently separates the photogenerated electrons and holes. In this article, we survey various plasmonic photocatalysts that have been prepared and characterized in recent years.

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Submitted
15 Mar 2012
Accepted
03 May 2012
First published
08 May 2012

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 9813-9825
Article type
Perspective

Plasmonic photocatalysts: harvesting visible light with noble metal nanoparticles

P. Wang, B. Huang, Y. Dai and M. Whangbo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 9813
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP40823F

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