Multi-Scale Designing of Solar-Driven Photocatalysts

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Professor Gang Liu
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Solar-driven water splitting or reduction of CO2 on photocatalysts represents one promising technique to convert solar energy into chemical energy. One current central task is to develop efficient solar-driven photocatalysts. The efficiency of photocatalysis is co-determined by three basic processes including light absorption, charge separation and catalytic conversion. Concerning these three basic processes, we focus on three strategies, 1) band engineering, 2) heterostructuring and 3) facet controlling, to tailor the properties of photocatalysts. The context of this talk mainly includes three parts, 1) the crucial role of spatial distribution of dopants or defects in realizing the redshift of the whole light absorption edge for a wide visible light absorption, 2) three kinds of core-shell engineered heterostructures with the ability of realizing spatial separation of photogenerated charge carriers, and 3) tailoring the exposure of different facets of photocatalysts.

  • Venue

    Theatre A, Purdie, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

  • Date

    February 23, 2016

  • Time

    From: 15h30 To: 16h30

  • Sponsor

    University of St Andrews
    The oldest university in Scotland, with international renown for both research and education of undergraduates and postgraduates.

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