MoS2/CdS Nanosheets-on-Nanorod Heterostructure for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic H-2 Generation under Visible Light Irradiation
Xing-Liang Yin, Lei-Lei Li, Wen-Jie Jiang, Yun Zhang, Xiang Zhang, Li-Jun Wan, Jin-Song Hu
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2016
Semiconductor-based photocatalytic H2 generation as a direct approach of converting solar energy to fuel is attractive for tackling the global energy and environmental issues but still suffers from low efficiency. Here, we report a MoS2/CdS nanohybrid as a noble-metal-free efficient visible-light driven photocatalyst, which has the unique nanosheets-on-nanorod heterostructure with partially crystalline MoS2 nanosheets intimately but discretely growing on single-crystalline CdS nanorod. This heterostructure not only facilitates the charge separation and transfer owing to the formed heterojunction, shorter radial transfer path, and fewer defects in single-crystalline nanorod, thus effectively ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Key Project on Basic Research of China
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
We acknowledge the financial supports from the National Key Project on Basic Research of China (2015CB932302), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21573249), and the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDB12020100).