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Themed collection Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry

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Building heterogeneous nanostructures for photocatalytic ammonia decomposition

In this review, we summarize the recent advantages of heterogeneous nanostructures for photocatalytic ammonia decomposition.

Graphical abstract: Building heterogeneous nanostructures for photocatalytic ammonia decomposition
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production

Graphene nanocrystals can utilize solar light and are valuable in cases where electricity is lacking due to their chemical stability during the photocatalytic process, low cost and non-toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Graphene nanocrystals in CO2 photoreduction with H2O for fuel production
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Transparent conductive oxides in photoanodes for solar water oxidation

Rational designs of the conductive layer below photocatalytic films determine the efficiency of a photoanode for solar water oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Transparent conductive oxides in photoanodes for solar water oxidation
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Overall water splitting and hydrogen peroxide synthesis by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts

“Solar hydrogen and oxygen cycles” involving hydrogen (H2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as the key compounds, respectively, can be driven by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Overall water splitting and hydrogen peroxide synthesis by gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
Open Access Review Article

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

This review summarizes recent developments in the photo/electro catalytic and photosensitizing characteristics of metal and alloy NCs for green energy and medical applications.

Graphical abstract: Photo/electrocatalysis and photosensitization using metal nanoclusters for green energy and medical applications
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
Open Access Review Article

Mesocrystals for photocatalysis: a comprehensive review on synthesis engineering and functional modifications

In this review, we mainly summarize the important progresses made in the development of photocatalysis-oriented mesocrystals, including synthesis engineering, functional modifications (hybridization and doping), and typical structure-related photocatalytic mechanisms. Some urgent issues and perspectives have also been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Mesocrystals for photocatalysis: a comprehensive review on synthesis engineering and functional modifications
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
Open Access Communication

Novel 3D hierarchically structured cauliflower-shaped SnO2 nanospheres as effective photoelectrodes in hybrid photovoltaics

Optical and electrical characteristics of wide bandgap metal oxides, namely the charge mobility, bandgap and energy level, directly define the performance and stability of photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Novel 3D hierarchically structured cauliflower-shaped SnO2 nanospheres as effective photoelectrodes in hybrid photovoltaics
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Sunlight active U3O8@ZnO nanocomposite superfast photocatalyst: synthesis, characterization and application

Sunlight active U3O8@ZnO nanocomposite photocatalyst has been synthesized for the first time using co-precipitation method.

Graphical abstract: Sunlight active U3O8@ZnO nanocomposite superfast photocatalyst: synthesis, characterization and application
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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One-pot synthesis of MoS2(1−x)Se2x on N-doped reduced graphene oxide: tailoring chemical and structural properties for photoenhanced hydrogen evolution reaction

Molybdenum sulfoselenides are investigated as photoelectrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Crystallinity and selenium-to-sulphur ratio are key to control activity.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of MoS2(1−x)Se2x on N-doped reduced graphene oxide: tailoring chemical and structural properties for photoenhanced hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Enhancement of the photocatalytic synchronous removal of Cr(VI) and RhB over RP-modified flower-like SnS2

RP/SnS2 nanocomposite as photocatalyst was fabricated for the first time, exhibiting remarkable activity to synchronous removal of Cr(VI) and RhB. The possible pathway of carriers and photocatalytic degradation mechanism was systematically studied.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of the photocatalytic synchronous removal of Cr(vi) and RhB over RP-modified flower-like SnS2
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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3D-printed Cu2O photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Cu2O 3D photoelectrode for PEC water splitting are realized by a sequential process including extrusion-based 3D printing and electrodeposition.

Graphical abstract: 3D-printed Cu2O photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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A solar-responsive zinc oxide photoanode for solar-photon-harvester photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells

Deposition of highly efficient, nanostructured, solar-responsive ZnO (SRZO) photoanode for H2 generation by solution precursor plasma spray deposition technique. In PEC Cell, SRZO shows a STH conversion efficiency of 2.32% as seen by evolved H2.

Graphical abstract: A solar-responsive zinc oxide photoanode for solar-photon-harvester photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Agro-waste extracted cellulose supported silver phosphate nanostructures as a green photocatalyst for improved photodegradation of RhB dye and industrial fertilizer effluents

Re-utilization of waste for fabricating photocatalyst to treat polluted water.

Graphical abstract: Agro-waste extracted cellulose supported silver phosphate nanostructures as a green photocatalyst for improved photodegradation of RhB dye and industrial fertilizer effluents
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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A hierarchical SnS@ZnIn2S4 marigold flower-like 2D nano-heterostructure as an efficient photocatalyst for sunlight-driven hydrogen generation

Herein, we report the in situ single-step hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical 2D SnS@ZnIn2S4 nano-heterostructures and the examination of their photocatalytic activity towards hydrogen generation from H2S and water under sunlight.

Graphical abstract: A hierarchical SnS@ZnIn2S4 marigold flower-like 2D nano-heterostructure as an efficient photocatalyst for sunlight-driven hydrogen generation
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Bandgap engineering via boron and sulphur doped carbon modified anatase TiO2: a visible light stimulated photocatalyst for photo-fixation of N2 and TCH degradation

Doped anatase TiO2 towards photocatalytic N2 fixation and TCH degradation under visible light illumination.

Graphical abstract: Bandgap engineering via boron and sulphur doped carbon modified anatase TiO2: a visible light stimulated photocatalyst for photo-fixation of N2 and TCH degradation
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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A magnetic γ-Fe2O3@PANI@TiO2 core–shell nanocomposite for arsenic removal via a coupled visible-light-induced photocatalytic oxidation–adsorption process

A magnetic γ-Fe2O3@PANI@TiO2 nanocomposite acts as an efficient photocatalyst coupled with adsorption for arsenic removal. It could achieve a good capacity of As(III) removal under visible light.

Graphical abstract: A magnetic γ-Fe2O3@PANI@TiO2 core–shell nanocomposite for arsenic removal via a coupled visible-light-induced photocatalytic oxidation–adsorption process
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Microdroplet photofuel cells to harvest high-density energy and dye degradation

Prototype microdroplet fuel cells propose a synergistic approach towards energy harvesting and environmental remediation, thereby advancing the development of sustainable hybrid devices.

Graphical abstract: Microdroplet photofuel cells to harvest high-density energy and dye degradation
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Biogenic synthesis of a green tea stabilized PPy/SWCNT/CdS nanocomposite and its substantial applications, photocatalytic degradation and rheological behavior

A green tea leaf-derived cadmium sulfide quantum dot-based system containing different weight percentages of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and polypyrrole, named PSC, was designed via a green method.

Graphical abstract: Biogenic synthesis of a green tea stabilized PPy/SWCNT/CdS nanocomposite and its substantial applications, photocatalytic degradation and rheological behavior
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Porous nickel doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles with improved visible light photocatalytic activity

A green hydrothermal synthesis route to prepare a porous Ni doped TiO2 nanostructured photocatalyst has been developed in this research. Ni doping can increase the visible light photocatalytic performance of TiO2 with cycle capability of 5 times.

Graphical abstract: Porous nickel doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles with improved visible light photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Preparation of a Ti0.7W0.3O2/TiO2 nanocomposite interfacial photocatalyst and its photocatalytic degradation of phenol pollutants in wastewater

The Ti0.7W0.3O2/TiO2 nanocomposite interfacial photocatalyst was designed and prepared for the photocatalytic degradation of phenol pollutants in wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of a Ti0.7W0.3O2/TiO2 nanocomposite interfacial photocatalyst and its photocatalytic degradation of phenol pollutants in wastewater
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Isopropanol-assisted synthesis of highly stable MAPbBr3/p-g-C3N4 intergrowth composite photocatalysts and their interfacial charge carrier dynamics

Isopropanol-assisted synthesis MAPbBr3 wrapped/entrapped p-g-C3N4 intergrowth microcrystals have inverted type-I core/shell band configuration which leads to enhanced interfacial charge transfer and molecular oxygen activation.

Graphical abstract: Isopropanol-assisted synthesis of highly stable MAPbBr3/p-g-C3N4 intergrowth composite photocatalysts and their interfacial charge carrier dynamics
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Geometry-driven carrier extraction enhancement in photovoltaic cells based on arrays of subwavelength light funnels

Texturing the front surface of thin film photovoltaic cells with ordered or disordered arrangements of subwavelength structures is beneficial in terms of efficient light harvesting as well as efficient carrier extraction.

Graphical abstract: Geometry-driven carrier extraction enhancement in photovoltaic cells based on arrays of subwavelength light funnels
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Synthesis of Au@TiO2 core–shell nanoparticles with tunable structures for plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis

Au@TiO2 core–shell nanocomposites with tunable morphology, shell thickness, and crystallinity are developed as effective catalysts for plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of Au@TiO2 core–shell nanoparticles with tunable structures for plasmon-enhanced photocatalysis
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Design of core–shell titania–heteropolyacid–metal nanocomposites for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO at ambient temperature

We report new efficient core–shell nanocomposites for photocatalytic CO2 to CO conversion at ambient temperature with enhanced yield and selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Design of core–shell titania–heteropolyacid–metal nanocomposites for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO at ambient temperature
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Preparation and characterization of 0D Au NPs@3D BiOI nanoflower/2D NiO nanosheet array heterostructures and their application as a self-powered photoelectrochemical biosensing platform

SPR enhanced self-powered PEC sensing platform for glucose detection.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterization of 0D Au NPs@3D BiOI nanoflower/2D NiO nanosheet array heterostructures and their application as a self-powered photoelectrochemical biosensing platform
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Enhancement of photoelectrochemical organics degradation and power generation by electrodeposited coatings of g-C3N4 and graphene on TiO2 nanotube arrays

Power is generated during organics photoelectrochemical degradation using electrodeposited coatings of g-C3N4 or graphene on TiO2 nanotube arrays.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of photoelectrochemical organics degradation and power generation by electrodeposited coatings of g-C3N4 and graphene on TiO2 nanotube arrays
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Behavioral analysis of simultaneous photo-electro-catalytic degradation of antibiotic resistant E. coli and antibiotic via ZnO/CuI: a kinetic and mechanistic study

Photoelectrocatalytic mechanism of ZnO/CuI for antibiotic resistant bacterial disinfection.

Graphical abstract: Behavioral analysis of simultaneous photo-electro-catalytic degradation of antibiotic resistant E. coli and antibiotic via ZnO/CuI: a kinetic and mechanistic study
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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In situ electron microscopy observation of the redox process in plasmonic heterogeneous-photo-sensitive nanoparticles

Observation of relevant phenomena related with dynamical redox process in a plasmonic heterogeneous-photocatalyst system composed by Ag nanoparticles (NPs) in contact with amorphous AgCl NPs are reported by in situ transmission electron microscopy.

Graphical abstract: In situ electron microscopy observation of the redox process in plasmonic heterogeneous-photo-sensitive nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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A Ag nanoparticle functionalized Sg-C3N4/Bi2O3 2D nanohybrid: a promising visible light harnessing photocatalyst towards degradation of rhodamine B and tetracycline

Optimum Ag loading and hetero-junction formation of a Sg-C3N4/Bi2O3/Ag (15%) 2D-nanohybrid are responsible for enhanced degradation of RhB and TCH under visible light.

Graphical abstract: A Ag nanoparticle functionalized Sg-C3N4/Bi2O3 2D nanohybrid: a promising visible light harnessing photocatalyst towards degradation of rhodamine B and tetracycline
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Low-temperature activation of carbon black by selective photocatalytic oxidation

Carbon black is chemically activated by selective TiO2 photocatalytic oxidation functionalizing the graphitic carbon fraction, while mineralizing amorphous carbon.

Graphical abstract: Low-temperature activation of carbon black by selective photocatalytic oxidation
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Enhanced photocatalysis and bacterial inhibition in Nb2O5via versatile doping with metals (Sr, Y, Zr, and Ag): a critical assessment

Enhanced photoactivity in Nb2O5 on incorporation of metal dopants towards degradation of water pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced photocatalysis and bacterial inhibition in Nb2O5via versatile doping with metals (Sr, Y, Zr, and Ag): a critical assessment
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Constructing a novel family of halogen-doped covalent triazine-based frameworks as efficient metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen production

Developing metal-free halogen-doped covalent triazine-based frameworks for enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic H2-production performances.

Graphical abstract: Constructing a novel family of halogen-doped covalent triazine-based frameworks as efficient metal-free photocatalysts for hydrogen production
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Tailoring the stability, photocatalysis and photoluminescence properties of Au11 nanoclusters via doping engineering

Au8Ag3(PPh3)7Cl3 alloy nanoclusters with C3-axis Ag doping exhibit photothermodynamic and electrochemical stability improvements to afford photoluminescence and photocatalytic oxidation enhancement.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring the stability, photocatalysis and photoluminescence properties of Au11 nanoclusters via doping engineering
From the themed collection: Nanoscale Advances HOT Article Collection
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Facile construction of a novel NiFe2O4@P-doped g-C3N4 nanocomposite with enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity

Fabrication of a novel NFO@P–CN nanocomposite for the photocatalytic degradation of phenol and evolution of H2 through a Z-scheme mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Facile construction of a novel NiFe2O4@P-doped g-C3N4 nanocomposite with enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Truncated octahedral bipyramidal TiO2/MXene Ti3C2 hybrids with enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity

MXene Ti3C2/TiO2 hybrids with a 2D multilayer structure, prepared by calcination of F-terminated Ti3C2, exhibited an enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity.

Graphical abstract: Truncated octahedral bipyramidal TiO2/MXene Ti3C2 hybrids with enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Large-scale synthesis of carbon dots/TiO2 nanocomposites for the photocatalytic color switching system

In view of the easy control and contactless spatial nature of light, the photoreversible color switching system has attracted tremendous attention.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale synthesis of carbon dots/TiO2 nanocomposites for the photocatalytic color switching system
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Unraveling the impact of the Pd nanoparticle@BiVO4/S-CN heterostructure on the photo-physical & opto-electronic properties for enhanced catalytic activity in water splitting and one-pot three-step tandem reaction

Influence of Pd NPs in the BiVO4/S-CN photocatalyst is demonstrated for the efficient water splitting and imine synthesis via tandem reaction.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the impact of the Pd nanoparticle@BiVO4/S-CN heterostructure on the photo-physical & opto-electronic properties for enhanced catalytic activity in water splitting and one-pot three-step tandem reaction
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Enhanced charge separation in g-C3N4–BiOI heterostructures for visible light driven photoelectrochemical water splitting

Heterojunctions of the low bandgap semiconductor bismuth oxyiodide (BiOI) with bulk multilayered graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and few layered graphitic carbon nitride sheets (g-C3N4-S) are synthesized and investigated as an active photoanode material for sunlight driven water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced charge separation in g-C3N4–BiOI heterostructures for visible light driven photoelectrochemical water splitting
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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An in situ Bi-decorated BiOBr photocatalyst for synchronously treating multiple antibiotics in water

A well-defined Bi/BiOBr flowerlike heterostructure has been fabricated via an in situ solvothermal strategy, and it exhibited excellent photocatalytic activity for synchronously removing multiple antibiotics coexisting in water.

Graphical abstract: An in situ Bi-decorated BiOBr photocatalyst for synchronously treating multiple antibiotics in water
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Green biomimetic preparation of efficient Ag–ZnO heterojunctions with excellent photocatalytic performance under solar light irradiation: a novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation approach

A novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation (BDP) approach has been presented for the preparation of stable binary composites using fennel seed extract.

Graphical abstract: Green biomimetic preparation of efficient Ag–ZnO heterojunctions with excellent photocatalytic performance under solar light irradiation: a novel biogenic-deposition-precipitation approach
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Synthesis of nanoporous Mo:BiVO4 thin film photoanodes using the ultrasonic spray technique for visible-light water splitting

The use of bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) scheelite structures for converting solar energy into fuels and chemicals for fast growth in lab to industrial scale for large-area modules is a key challenge for further development.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of nanoporous Mo:BiVO4 thin film photoanodes using the ultrasonic spray technique for visible-light water splitting
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Photocatalytic overall water splitting on Pt nanocluster-intercalated, restacked KCa2Nb3O10 nanosheets: the promotional effect of co-existing ions

A significant promotional effect of co-existing ions on photocatalytic water splitting performance of KCa2Nb3O10 restacked nanosheets with deposited Pt nanoclusters is presented.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic overall water splitting on Pt nanocluster-intercalated, restacked KCa2Nb3O10 nanosheets: the promotional effect of co-existing ions
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Rational design of C2N-based type-II heterojunctions for overall photocatalytic water splitting

We screened 2D monolayers to explore the materials which could be used to fabricate type-II heterojunctions with C2N monolayers to further improve their photocatalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of C2N-based type-II heterojunctions for overall photocatalytic water splitting
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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Construction of in situ self-assembled FeWO4/g-C3N4 nanosheet heterostructured Z-scheme photocatalysts for enhanced photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B and tetracycline

Constructing a direct Z-scheme photocatalyst of in situ self-assembled FeWO4/g-C3N4 nanosheet composite provides a sustainable pathway for organic pollutant degradation.

Graphical abstract: Construction of in situ self-assembled FeWO4/g-C3N4 nanosheet heterostructured Z-scheme photocatalysts for enhanced photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B and tetracycline
From the themed collection: Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry
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This topical collection highlights nanoscale-based approaches to photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry, and includes contributions covering water splitting, CO2 photo-reduction, hydrogen evolution, waste treatment and biomedical applications.

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