Effect of pressure on photocatalytic water splitting performance of Z-scheme RP/CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite heterostructure

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Author(s)

  • Peiying Li
  • Yanming Lin
  • Mintong Ma
  • Qi Wang
  • Minjie Zhang
  • Jiayi Li
  • V. Maheskumar
  • Zhengkun Wang
  • Zhenyi Jiang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8091-8104
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume47
Issue number12
Online published4 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2022

Abstract

Energy is an extremely important strategic material basis for socio-economic development. Here, we have investigated the structural, electronic, optical, charge transfer and photocatalytic mechanism of red phosphorus RP/CH3NH3PbI3 heterostructure under hydrostatic pressure by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) prove RP/CH3NH3PbI3 is thermodynamically stable. Interestingly, direct band gap of RP/CH3NH3PbI3 decreases linearly with increase of pressure. The band gap is 1.43 eV at 1.5 GPa, which can enhance the absorption of visible light and generate redshift in absorption edge. Interface charge redistribution makes valence/conduction band edge positions of RP monolayer and CH3NH3PbI3 (010) surface vary with Fermi level, forming an internal electric field have ability to separate electron-hole pairs. Typical Z-scheme heterostructure is formed and supposed to have resulted strong redox ability. The theoretical results hope to provide a possibility for the future experimental preparation of CH3NH3PbI3-based photocatalysts.

Research Area(s)

  • First-principles calculation, Hydrostatic pressure, Perovskite heterostructure, Photocatalyst

Citation Format(s)

Effect of pressure on photocatalytic water splitting performance of Z-scheme RP/CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite heterostructure. / Li, Peiying; Lin, Yanming; Ma, Mintong et al.
In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 47, No. 12, 08.02.2022, p. 8091-8104.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review