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Synthesis of MoS2/SrZrO3 heterostructures and their photocatalytic H2 evolution under UV irradiation

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Abstract

A novel heterojunction of a MoS2/SrZrO3 photocatalyst was successfully synthesized via a simple hydrothermal process and applied to photocatalytic H2 evolution under UV light irradiation. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and EDX mapping. The heterostructure with an optimal content of 0.05 wt% MoS2 exhibits the highest H2 evolution rate of 5.31 mmol h−1. This is due to the junction between SrZrO3 and MoS2, which suppresses the recombination of photogenerated electrons and holes. Our work indicated that the prepared MoS2/SrZrO3 heterostructured photocatalyst can be used as an effective material for water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of MoS2/SrZrO3 heterostructures and their photocatalytic H2 evolution under UV irradiation

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The article was received on 24 Sep 2014, accepted on 18 Nov 2014 and first published on 19 Nov 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11135D
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RSC Adv., 2015,5, 734-739

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    Synthesis of MoS2/SrZrO3 heterostructures and their photocatalytic H2 evolution under UV irradiation

    Q. Tian, L. Zhang, J. Liu, N. Li, Q. Ma, J. Zhou and Y. Sun, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 734
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11135D

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