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Improved visible-light activities of nanocrystalline CdS by coupling with ultrafine NbN with lattice matching for hydrogen evolution

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Metallic ultrafine NbN with lattice matching to nanocrystalline CdS could replace the expensive platinum for efficiently trapping photogenerated electrons, enhancing charge separation and then activating the preferentially adsorbed H2O to produce H2, mainly confirmed by Kelvin probe experiments, Mott–Schottky plots, amount of ˙OH produced, electrochemical experiments and density-functional-theory calculations.

Graphical abstract: Improved visible-light activities of nanocrystalline CdS by coupling with ultrafine NbN with lattice matching for hydrogen evolution

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Submitted
20 Dec 2017
Accepted
20 Jan 2018
First published
22 Jan 2018

Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018,2, 549-552
Article type
Communication

Improved visible-light activities of nanocrystalline CdS by coupling with ultrafine NbN with lattice matching for hydrogen evolution

Y. Qu, N. Sun, M. Humayun, A. Zada, Y. Xie, J. Tang, L. Jing and H. Fu, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 549
DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00610A

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