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Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications

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Owing to the rapidly increasing demand for sustainable technologies in fields such as energy, environmental science, and medicine, nanomaterial-based photo/electrocatalysis has received increasing attention. Recently, synthetic innovations have allowed the fabrication of atomically precise metal nanoclusters (NCs). These NCs show potential for green energy and medical applications. The present article primarily focuses on evaluation of the recent developments in the photo/electrocatalytic and photosensitizing characteristics of metal and alloy NCs. The review comprises two sections: (i) photo/electrocatalysis for green energy and (ii) photosensitization for biomedical therapy applications. Finally, the challenges associated with the use of metal NCs are presented on the basis of current developments.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2019, accepted on 17 Oct 2019 and first published on 18 Oct 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00583H
Nanoscale Adv., 2019, Advance Article
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    Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications

    T. Kawawaki, Y. Negishi and H. Kawasaki, Nanoscale Adv., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00583H

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