A dual S-scheme TiO2@In2Se3@Ag3PO4 heterojunction for efficient photocatalytic CO2 reduction

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Author(s)

  • Hange Feng
  • Chaomin Zhang
  • Menghao Luo
  • Yuechuan Hu
  • Zibo Dong
  • Shaolin Xue

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16303-16313
Journal / PublicationNanoscale
Volume14
Issue number43
Online published27 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2022

Abstract

The excellent photoresponse of semiconductors enables them to be promising photocatalysts for CO2 reduction, but practical application is hampered by fast recombination of photogenerated carriers, low CO2 capture capacity and poor stability. Herein, mesoporous hollow nanospheres of a dual S-scheme titanium dioxide@indium selenide@silver phosphate (TiO2@In2Se3@Ag3PO4) heterojunction with a large specific surface area are designed and synthesized. The products of photocatalytic CO2 reduction are CH4, CH3OH and CO with yields of 3.98, 4.32 and 8.2 μmol g−1 h−1, respectively, and the photocatalysts exhibit excellent cycle performance. The excellent photocatalytic performance is attributed to the large specific surface area of the samples and the construction of dual S-scheme heterojunctions. The large specific surface area can provide sufficient active sites for photocatalytic activity. Simultaneously, the built-in electric field (IEF) in the dual S-scheme exposed to light can facilitate the migration of photogenerated electrons from the CB of the oxidation photocatalyst (OP) to the VB of the reduction semiconductor (RP), where they recombine with the photogenerated holes on the VB of the RP, leaving behind photogenerated carriers with high redox ability for photocatalytic activity. This work provides new insights into the mechanism and design of highly efficient heterojunction photocatalysts for CO2 reduction.

Research Area(s)

  • PERFORMANCE, CONSTRUCTION, FABRICATION, SPHERES, SIZE, ZNO

Citation Format(s)

A dual S-scheme TiO2@In2Se3@Ag3PO4 heterojunction for efficient photocatalytic CO2 reduction. / Feng, Hange; Zhang, Chaomin; Luo, Menghao et al.
In: Nanoscale, Vol. 14, No. 43, 21.11.2022, p. 16303-16313.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review