Synthesis and Activity of Plasmonic Photocatalysts



Plasmonic photocatalysts, which have intensive light absorption and high charge-separation efficiencies, are regarded as promising candidates to solve energy and environmental issues in the future. In this Review, we summarize recent developments in the synthesis, activity, and mechanism of plasmonic photocatalysts, with the aim of stimulating improvements in photocatalytic activities and promoting the development of photocatalysis. The materials systems, energy-transfer mechanisms, and factors that influence the photocatalytic activities of plasmonic photocatalysts are discussed. Some perspectives for the future development of the design of highly efficient plasmonic photocatalysts are proposed.