Issue 39, 2015

The golden gate to photocatalytic hydrogen production


We demonstrate improved efficiency for the photocatalytic water splitting reduction half reaction by employing Au–Pt bimetallic cocatalysts. We employed nanoparticle-based photocatalysts consisting of CdSe@CdS rods tipped with Au, Pt, Au–Pt core–shell or Au decorated with Pt islands. By tailoring the composition and morphology of the Au–Pt bimetallic catalysts, we achieved more than a fourfold increase in activity for hydrogen production compared to pure Pt.

Graphical abstract: The golden gate to photocatalytic hydrogen production

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27 Jul 2015
28 Aug 2015
First published
28 Aug 2015
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J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015,3, 19679-19682

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The golden gate to photocatalytic hydrogen production

P. Kalisman, L. Houben, E. Aronovitch, Y. Kauffmann, M. Bar-Sadan and L. Amirav, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 19679 DOI: 10.1039/C5TA05784A

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