Advanced Materials

Photocatalysis: An Exceptional Artificial Photocatalyst, Nih-CdSe/CdS Core/Shell Hybrid, Made In Situ from CdSe Quantum Dots and Nickel Salts for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution (Adv. Mater. 45/2013)

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  • Zhi-Jun Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Jiu-Ju Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Xu-Bing Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Xiang-Bing Fan,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Qing-Yuan Meng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Ke Feng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Bin Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Chen-Ho Tung,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Li-Zhu Wu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
    • Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 P. R. China

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Abstract

Photosynthesis provides a paradigm for the conversion of sunlight to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen (H2), where hydrogenases catalyze the reduction of protons to H2 with remarkable activity. A simple and exceptional artificial photocatalyst, Nih-CdSe/CdS core/shell hybrid, made in situ from CdSe quantum dots and nickel salts under mild condition is described on page 6613 by Li-Zhu Wu and co-workers. The synthetic strategy is general and the artificial photocatalyst holds promise for light capture, electron transfer, and catalysis at its surface in water, leading to a self-healing system for H2 evolution in harmony.

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