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Three-Dimensional Macroscopic Assemblies of Low-Dimensional Carbon Nitrides for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution

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  • Dr. Young-Si Jun,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)
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  • Dr. Jihee Park,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)
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  • Sun Uk Lee,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Arne Thomas,

    1. Department of Chemistry/Functional Materials, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 40, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Won Hi Hong,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea)
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  • Prof. Galen D. Stucky

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (USA)

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  • This work was supported by the University of California Lab Fees Research Program and the Project “Light2Hydrogen” of the BMBF (03IS2071D). The MRL Shared Experimental Facilities are supported by the MRSEC Program of the NSF under Award No. DMR 1121053; a member of the NSF-funded Materials Research Facilities Network (www.mrfn.org). We thank Dr. Guang Wu for assistance with single-crystal analysis.

Abstract

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Simple organic cooperative assembly of triazine molecules leads to three-dimensional macroscopic assemblies of low-dimensional graphitic carbon nitrides (g-CNs), for example, nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanosheets. The approach enables the characterization of the cooperative properties and photocatalytic activities of low-dimensional g-CN materials in hydrogen evolution reactions from water under visible light.

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