Hybrid CuO-TiO2−xNx Hollow Nanocubes for Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 into Methane under Solar Irradiation

Authors

  • Dr. Su-Il In,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
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  • Dimitri D. Vaughn II,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
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  • Prof. Raymond E. Schaak

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (USA)
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  • This work was supported by a Scialog Award to R.E.S. from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. TEM imaging was performed in the Electron Microscopy Facility of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and at the Materials Characterization Lab at the Penn State Materials Research Institute. The authors also thank Vince Bojan for acquisition of the XPS data.

Abstract

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Kubische Methanproduzenten: Hohle CuO-TiO2−xNx-Hybridnanowürfel wurden durch Abscheidung von TiO2 auf Cu3N-Nanowürfeltemplaten und anschließendes Erhitzen an Luft synthetisiert, um Cu3N zu CuO zu oxidieren und zugleich Stickstoff in TiO2 zu inkorporieren. Das nanostrukturierte CuO-TiO2−xNx-Material wirkt unter Sonnenbestrahlung als Photokatalysator für die Umwandlung von CO2 in Methan.

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