A cuprous oxide–reduced graphene oxide (Cu2O–rGO) composite photocatalyst for hydrogen generation : employing rGO as an electron acceptor to enhance the photocatalytic activity and stability of Cu2O
Tran, Phong D.
Batabyal, Sudip Kumar
Pramana, Stevin S.
Wong, Lydia Helena
Loo, Say Chye Joachim
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Energy Research Institute
Photocorrosion, that causes rapid deactivation of Cu2O photocatalysts, was addressed by incorporating this oxide in a composite with reduced graphene oxide which acts as an electron acceptor to extract photogenerated electrons from Cu2O. Cu2O–rGO composite engineering also allows enhancing significantly photocatalytic activities of Cu2O for H2 generation.
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