Harnessing photo/electro-catalytic activity via nano-junctions in ternary nanocomposites for clean energy
|Author:||Rani, Ekta1; Talebi, Parisa1; Cao, Wei1;|
1Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, Henan, China
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 5.5 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202101222347
Royal Society of Chemistry,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-01-22
Though solar energy availability is predicted for centuries, the diurnal and asymmetrical nature of the sun across the globe presents significant challenges in terms of harvesting sunlight. Photo/electro-catalysis, currently believed to be the bottleneck, promises a potential solution to these challenges along with a green and sustainable environment. This review aims to provide the current highlights on the application of inorganic-semiconductor-based ternary nanocomposites for H₂ production and pollutant removal. Various engineering strategies employing integration of 2D materials, 1D nanorods, and/or 0D nanoparticles with inorganic semiconductors to create multiple nano-junctions have been developed for the excellent photocatalytic activity. Following a succinct description of the latest progress in photocatalysts, a discussion on the importance of ternary electrocatalysts in the field of next-generation supercapacitors has been included. Finally, the authors’ perspectives are considered briefly, including future developments and critical technical challenges in the ever-growing field of photo/electro-catalysis.
|Pages:||23461 - 23479|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
114 Physical sciences
We acknowledge the European Regional Development Funding and the Oulu Council. The academy of Finland grants #311934 is acknowledged.
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