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A novel energy-dependent p-semiconductor–metal–n-semiconductor heterojunction for selectively steering charge flow in a Z-scheme photocatalyst

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Abstract

Using first-principles methods, we proposed a p–m–n heterojunction as an efficient Z-scheme photocatalyst design with energy-dependent charge delivery, where the opposite band-bending trends at the p–m and m–n interfaces would enable the selective steering of low-energy charges from two semiconductors to the intermediate metal, while keeping the high-energy electrons and holes in the individual semiconductors for driving reduction and oxidation reactions separately.

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The article was received on 02 Apr 2019, accepted on 01 Jun 2019 and first published on 04 Jun 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA03482J
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 15036-15041

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    A novel energy-dependent p-semiconductor–metal–n-semiconductor heterojunction for selectively steering charge flow in a Z-scheme photocatalyst

    X. Li, M. Eshete, X. Li, T. Xie, G. Zhang, L. Xie, C. Jia, Y. Luo and J. Jiang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 15036
    DOI: 10.1039/C9TA03482J

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