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Title: Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution efficiency using hollow microspheres of (CuIn) x Zn 2(1-x) S 2 solid solutions

Abstract

Hollow spheres of multicomponent (CuIn) xZn 2(1-x)S 2 solid solutions have been rapidly synthesized by a salt-assisted aerosol decomposition method. (CuIn) 0.2Zn 1.6S 2 hollow spheres with a band gap of 2.53 eV exhibited an excellent and stable photocatalytic activity of 360 μmol h-1 (50 mg photocatalysts) for hydrogen evolution from aqueous solutions containing sacrificial reagents (SO 3 2- and S 2-) under visible light (λ ≥ 420 nm) due to the well-crystallized microspheres and mesoporous structures. H2 evolution rate of the (CuIn) 0.2Zn 1.6S 2 hollow spheres reached as high as 57 μmol h -1 (50 mg photocatalysts) even without Ru loading.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1353242
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Dalton Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Huang, Yu, Chen, Jun, Zou, Wei, Zhang, Linxing, Hu, Lei, Yu, Ranbo, Deng, Jinxia, and Xing, Xianran. Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution efficiency using hollow microspheres of (CuIn) x Zn 2(1-x) S 2 solid solutions. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1039/C5DT01269D.
Huang, Yu, Chen, Jun, Zou, Wei, Zhang, Linxing, Hu, Lei, Yu, Ranbo, Deng, Jinxia, & Xing, Xianran. Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution efficiency using hollow microspheres of (CuIn) x Zn 2(1-x) S 2 solid solutions. United States. doi:10.1039/C5DT01269D.
Huang, Yu, Chen, Jun, Zou, Wei, Zhang, Linxing, Hu, Lei, Yu, Ranbo, Deng, Jinxia, and Xing, Xianran. Fri . "Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution efficiency using hollow microspheres of (CuIn) x Zn 2(1-x) S 2 solid solutions". United States. doi:10.1039/C5DT01269D.
@article{osti_1353242,
title = {Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution efficiency using hollow microspheres of (CuIn) x Zn 2(1-x) S 2 solid solutions},
author = {Huang, Yu and Chen, Jun and Zou, Wei and Zhang, Linxing and Hu, Lei and Yu, Ranbo and Deng, Jinxia and Xing, Xianran},
abstractNote = {Hollow spheres of multicomponent (CuIn)xZn2(1-x)S2 solid solutions have been rapidly synthesized by a salt-assisted aerosol decomposition method. (CuIn)0.2Zn1.6S2 hollow spheres with a band gap of 2.53 eV exhibited an excellent and stable photocatalytic activity of 360 μmol h-1 (50 mg photocatalysts) for hydrogen evolution from aqueous solutions containing sacrificial reagents (SO32- and S2-) under visible light (λ ≥ 420 nm) due to the well-crystallized microspheres and mesoporous structures. H2 evolution rate of the (CuIn)0.2Zn1.6S2 hollow spheres reached as high as 57 μmol h-1 (50 mg photocatalysts) even without Ru loading.},
doi = {10.1039/C5DT01269D},
journal = {Dalton Transactions},
issn = {1477-9226},
number = 24,
volume = 44,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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