Photoconversion: Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 into Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels: State-of-the-Art Accomplishment, Challenges, and Prospects (Adv. Mater. 27/2014)

Authors

  • Wenguang Tu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics MOE, Institute of Acoustics, School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China
    2. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, School of Physics, Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Nano Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China
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  • Yong Zhou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics MOE, Institute of Acoustics, School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China
    2. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, School of Physics, Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Nano Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China
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  • Zhigang Zou

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics MOE, Institute of Acoustics, School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China
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Abstract

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Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels, an artificial photosynthesis, is a challenging, yet promising avenue for achieving a sustainable alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Accordingly, many scientists worldwide develop new and effective materials for CO2 fixation and reduction. On page 4607, Z. Zou, Y. Zhou, and W. Tu review recent state-of-the-art accomplishments in this area.

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