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Engineering Ultrasmall Metal Nanoclusters for Photocatalytic and Electrocatalytic Applications

Abstract

In view that many of the fundamental properties of ultrasmall noble metal nanoclusters are progressively being uncovered, it has become increasingly clear that this class of materials has enormous potential for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications due to their unique electronic and optical properties. In this Minireview, we highlight the key electronic and optical properties of metal nanoclusters which are essential to photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. We further use these properties as our discussion basis to map out directions or principles for rational design of high performance photocatalysts and electrocatalysts, highlighting several successful attempts along this direction.

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2019, accepted on 19 Sep 2019 and first published on 03 Oct 2019


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07272A
Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Engineering Ultrasmall Metal Nanoclusters for Photocatalytic and Electrocatalytic Applications

    O. J. H. Chai, Z. Liu, T. Chen and J. Xie, Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07272A

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