NiPS3 ultrathin nanosheets as versatile platform advancing highly active photocatalytic H2 production

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Author(s)

  • Jingrun Ran
  • Hongping Zhang
  • Sijia Fu
  • Mietek Jaroniec
  • Bingquan Xia
  • Yang Qu
  • Jiangtao Qu
  • Shuangming Chen
  • Li Song
  • Julie M. Cairney
  • Liqiang Jing
  • Shi-Zhang Qiao

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4600
Journal / PublicationNature Communications
Volume13
Online published6 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

High-performance and low-cost photocatalysts play the key role in achieving the large-scale solar hydrogen production. In this work, we report a liquid-exfoliation approach to prepare NiPS3 ultrathin nanosheets as a versatile platform to greatly improve the light-induced hydrogen production on various photocatalysts, including TiO2, CdS, In2ZnS4 and C3N4. The superb visible-light-induced hydrogen production rate (13,600 μmol h−1 g−1) is achieved on NiPS3/CdS hetero-junction with the highest improvement factor (~1,667%) compared with that of pure CdS. This significantly better performance is attributed to the strongly correlated NiPS3/CdS interface assuring efficient electron-hole dissociation/transport, as well as abundant atomic-level edge P/S sites and activated basal S sites on NiPS3 ultrathin nanosheets advancing hydrogen evolution. These findings are revealed by the state-of-art characterizations and theoretical computations. Our work for the first time demonstrates the great potential of metal phosphorous chalcogenide as a general platform to tremendously raise the performance of different photocatalysts. © 2022, The Author(s).

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NiPS3 ultrathin nanosheets as versatile platform advancing highly active photocatalytic H2 production. / Ran, Jingrun; Zhang, Hongping; Fu, Sijia et al.
In: Nature Communications, Vol. 13, 4600, 2022.

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

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