Chapter 16. Nanoparticle-Assembled Catalysts for Photochemical Water Splitting

  1. Lionel Vayssieres
  1. Frank E. Osterloh

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch16

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Osterloh, F. E. (2010) Nanoparticle-Assembled Catalysts for Photochemical Water Splitting, in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology (ed L. Vayssieres), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470823996.ch16

Editor Information

  1. National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Author Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470823972

Online ISBN: 9780470823996

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Keywords:

  • Electrochemistry;
  • Photocatalysis;
  • H2O2;
  • Quantum confinement;
  • Nanocomposite;
  • Raman spectroscopy;
  • Excited state dynamics

Summary

Nanoparticle-Assembled Catalysts for Photochemical Water Splitting

Inorganic nanostructures are promising catalysts for photochemical water activation. Here we demonstrate that well defined two-component water splitting catalysts can be constructed by directed linkage reactions of IrO2, KCa2Nb3O10, CdSe, and Pt nanoparticle building blocks, and that quantum size effects in CdSe nanoribbons can increase catalytic activity. Problems of nanoparticle catalysts are also discussed.