Publication
Title
Recent progress on two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures for photocatalytic water splitting : a selective review
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Abstract
Hydrogen production through photocatalytic water splitting is being developed swiftly to address the ongoing energy crisis. Over the past decade, with the rise of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials, an increasing number of computational and experimental studies have focused on relevant van der Waals (vdW) semiconductor heterostructures for photocatalytic water splitting. In this review, the fundamental mechanism and distinctive performance of type-II and Z-scheme vdW heterostructure photocatalysts are presented. Accordingly, we have conducted a systematic review of recent studies focusing on candidates for photocatalysts, specifically vdW heterostructures involving 2D transition metal disulfides (TMDs), 2D Janus TMDs, and phosphorenes. The photocatalytic performance of these heterostructures and their suitability in theoretical scenarios are discussed based on their electronic and optoelectronic properties, particularly in terms of band structures, photoexcited carrier dynamics, and light absorption. In addition, various approaches for tuning the performance of these potential photocatalysts are illustrated. This strategic framework for constructing and modulating 2D heterostructure photocatalysts is expected to provide inspiration for addressing possible challenges in future studies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics: D: applied physics. - London
Publication
Bristol : IOP Publishing Ltd , 2023
ISSN
0022-3727
DOI
10.1088/1361-6463/ACF506
Volume/pages
56 :48 (2023) , p. 1-24
Article Reference
483001
ISI
001076327300001
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Advancing photocatalytic water-splitting technology by reliable in silico design of the catalysts.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 30.10.2023
Last edited 07.12.2023
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