Advanced Energy Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Martin Ottmar, Deputy Editor: Carolina Novo

Impact Factor: 10.043

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/81 (Energy & Fuels); 6/128 (Physics Applied); 7/135 (Chemistry Physical); 7/68 (Physics Condensed Matter); 10/241 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1614-6840

Associated Title(s): Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Energy Technology, Fuel Cells, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

2_01i/2012Photocatalysis: ZnO–CdS@Cd Heterostructure for Effective Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation (Adv. Energy Mater. 1/2012)

Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water is an attractive way to convert solar energy into chemical energy. Heterostructured photocatalysts not only increase visible light absorption but also promote the separation of photoexcited charge carriers so that high photocatalytic efficiency might be obtained. G. Q. Lu, H.-M. Cheng, and co-workers report the synergistic effects of a Z-scheme, highly electron conducting shell@core ZnO/CdS@Cd heterostructure on page 42. This heterostructure is prepared via simple replacement and subsequent sulfurization reactions with Zn particle precursors. Under simulated solar irradiation, the heterostructure with loaded Pt cocatalyst shows a high, stable hydrogen evolution rate of 1.92 mmol h−1 per 100 mg of the photocatalyst.

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