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Recent advances in transition-metal dichalcogenide based nanomaterials for water splitting

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Abstract

The desire for sustainable and clean energy future continues to be the concern of the scientific community. Researchers are incessantly targeting the development of scalable and abundant electro- or photo-catalysts for water splitting. Owing to their suitable band-gap and excellent stability, an enormous amount of transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) with hierarchical nanostructures have been extensively explored. Herein, we present an overview of the recent research progresses in the design, characterization and applications of the TMD-based electro- or photo-catalysts for hydrogen and oxygen evolution. Emphasis is given to the layered and pyrite-phase structured TMDs encompassing semiconducting and metallic nanomaterials. Illustrative results and the future prospects are pointed out. This review will provide the readers with insight into the state-of-the-art research progresses in TMD based nanomaterials for water splitting.

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The article was received on 28 Sep 2015, accepted on 05 Nov 2015 and first published on 06 Nov 2015


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06718A
Nanoscale, 2015,7, 19764-19788

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    Recent advances in transition-metal dichalcogenide based nanomaterials for water splitting

    F. Wang, T. A. Shifa, X. Zhan, Y. Huang, K. Liu, Z. Cheng, C. Jiang and J. He, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 19764
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06718A

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