Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) nanoheterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

X. Yu, X. An, A. Genç, M. Ibanez, J. Arbiol, Y. Zhang, A. Cabot, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (2015) 21882–21888.

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We report the synthesis and photocatalytic and magnetic characterization of colloidal nanoheterostructures formed by combining a Pt-based magnetic metal alloy (PtCo, PtNi) with Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS). While CZTS is one of the main candidate materials for solar energy conversion, the introduction of a Pt-based alloy on its surface strongly influences its chemical and electronic properties, ultimately determining its functionality. In this regard, up to a 15-fold increase of the photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity was obtained with CZTS–PtCo when compared with CZTS. Furthermore, two times higher hydrogen evolution rates were obtained for CZTS–PtCo when compared with CZTS–Pt, in spite of the lower precious metal loading of the former. Besides, the magnetic properties of the PtCo nanoparticles attached to the CZTS nanocrystals were retained in the heterostructures, which could facilitate catalyst purification and recovery for its posterior recycling and/or reutilization.
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2015-08-26
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Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Acknowledgement
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 21401212), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2652015086), the Framework 7 program under project SCALENANO (FP7-NMP-ENERGY-2011-284486), and the MICINN project ENE2013-46624-C4-3-R. Authors acknowledge the funding from Generalitat de Catalunya 2014 SGR 1638.
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119
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38
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21882 - 21888
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Yu X, An X, Genç A, et al. Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) nanoheterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2015;119(38):21882-21888. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06199
Yu, X., An, X., Genç, A., Ibanez, M., Arbiol, J., Zhang, Y., & Cabot, A. (2015). Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) nanoheterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(38), 21882–21888. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06199
Yu, Xuelian, Xiaoqiang An, Aziz Genç, Maria Ibanez, Jordi Arbiol, Yihe Zhang, and Andreu Cabot. “Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) Nanoheterostructures for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119, no. 38 (2015): 21882–88. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06199.
X. Yu et al., “Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) nanoheterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 119, no. 38, pp. 21882–21888, 2015.
Yu X, An X, Genç A, Ibanez M, Arbiol J, Zhang Y, Cabot A. 2015. Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) nanoheterostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 119(38), 21882–21888.
Yu, Xuelian, et al. “Cu2ZnSnS4–PtM (M = Co, Ni) Nanoheterostructures for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 119, no. 38, American Chemical Society, 2015, pp. 21882–88, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06199.

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