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Title: Synthesis of novel MoS{sub 2}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts with enhanced hydrogen evolution activity

Novel MoS{sub 2}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} heterojunction photocatalysts were synthesized via a simple impregnation and heating methods. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra. The photocatalytic activities of MoS{sub 2}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} samples were evaluated based on the hydrogen evolution experiments under visible light irradiation (λ > 400 nm). The UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra revealed that the MoS{sub 2}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} photocatalysts had strong absorption in the visible light region. The photocatalytic results indicated that the highest H{sub 2} evolution rate of 23.10 μmol·h{sup −1} was achieved on the 0.5 wt.% MoS{sub 2}–g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} sample, which was enhanced by 11.3 times compared to pure g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4}. This study may provide an approach to the development of novel heterojunction photocatalysts for hydrogen production under visible light irradiation. - Highlights: • MoS{sub 2}/g-C{sub 3}N{sub 4} photocatalyst is obtained by simple impregnation and heating methods. • and determined by XRD, TEM, UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra. • the photocatalysts had strong absorption in the visible light region. • the highest H2 evolution rate was achieved on the 0.5wt% samples.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China)
  2. Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, College of Science, China University of Petroleum Beijing, Beijing 102249 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22288722
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Characterization; Journal Volume: 87; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CARBON NITRIDES; HETEROJUNCTIONS; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; MOLYBDENUM SULFIDES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SYNTHESIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY