Graphitic Carbon Nitride Film : An Emerging Star for Catalytic and Optoelectronic Applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2723-2735
Journal / PublicationChemSusChem
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Abstract

Graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) is a unique organic semiconductor that has been widely applied as a visible-light-driven photocatalyst. However, these applications are primarily based on g-CN powders. Applications of g-CN in devices are hindered because of difficulties associated with the synthesis of high-quality g-CN films. This work reviews the latest advances in g-CN films. The deposition methods are summarized and the structural, optical, and electronic properties of g-CN films and their applications in catalysis, solar cells, and light-emitting diodes are outlined. Moreover, the challenges remaining in this field are also discussed.

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  • electrocatalysis, graphitic carbon nitride, optoelectronic devices, photoelectrochemical cells, thin films