Understanding the Role of Nanostructures for Efficient Hydrogen Generation on Immobilized Photocatalysts (pages 1368–1380)
Zhelong Jiang, Yuxin Tang, Qiuling Tay, Yanyan Zhang, Oleksandr I. Malyi, Danping Wang, Jiyang Deng, Yuekun Lai, Huanfu Zhou, Xiaodong Chen, Zhili Dong and Zhong Chen
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300380
Different photocatalytic performance–nanostructure correlations are observed on photoelectrochemical cell and direct heterogeneous photocatalysis. It is demonstrated that intimate interparticle connected nanostructures with vectorial charge conduction are favorable in photoelectrochemical cells. For direct heterogeneous photocatalysis, high reactivity facets are more desirable, which have better photoactivated semiconductor/electrolyte interface and better charge separation efficiency.