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dc.contributor.authorTamiolakis, Ioannisen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Dongen_US
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Fang-Xingen_US
dc.contributor.authorXie, Jianen_US
dc.contributor.authorPapadas, Ioannis T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSalim, Teddyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Binen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Qichunen_US
dc.contributor.authorChoulis, Stelios A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorArmatas, Gerasimos S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T03:00:26Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-05T03:00:26Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationTamiolakis, I., Liu, D., Xiao, F.-X., Xie, J., Papadas, I. T., Salim, T., . . . Armatas, G. S. (2018). Mesoporous implantable Pt/SrTiO3:C,N nanocuboids delivering enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity via plasmon-induced interfacial electron transfer. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 236, 338-347. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.036en_US
dc.identifier.issn0926-3373en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/138368-
dc.description.abstractBand edge engineering of semiconductor nanostructures is one of the most appealing approaches to enhance light absorption, carrier separation and, ultimately, solar to fuel conversion efficiency. In this study, we devise a facile polymer-assisted sol-gel chemical method to prepare highly porous, crystalline implanted SrTiO3 (STO) nanoparticles and demonstrate their performance for photocatalytic hydrogen generation from water. X-ray scattering, electron microscopy, and nitrogen physisorption data corroborate that the as-made catalysts comprise 100-nm-sized nanocuboid particles containing a highly internal porous structure (BET surface area ∼176 m2 g−1) with uniform mesopores (ca. 5.8 nm in diameter). Interestingly, a partial substitution of N and C for O is attained in STO lattice with this synthetic protocol, according to the elemental analysis, and infrared (IR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies. Compared to STO:C,N, the STO:C,N mesoporous decorated with Pt nanoparticles (ca. 3 nm) present unique attributes that allow for an impressive improvement of up to 74-fold in photocatalytic H2-production activity. By combining UV-vis/NIR optical absorption, photoluminescence, Raman and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, we show that this improved performance arises from the unique nanostructure, which provides massive surface active sites, and the proper alignment of defect states and conduction band-edge position of the STO:C,N semiconductor with respect to the interband transitions of metal, which permit efficient plasmon-induced interfacial electron transfer between the Pt-STO:C,N junction.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Catalysis B: Environmentalen_US
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental and is made available with permission of Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.subjectScience::Chemistryen_US
dc.titleMesoporous implantable Pt/SrTiO3:C,N nanocuboids delivering enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity via plasmon-induced interfacial electron transferen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Chemical and Biomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science & Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.036-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85046836087-
dc.identifier.volume236en_US
dc.identifier.spage338en_US
dc.identifier.epage347en_US
dc.subject.keywordsStrontium Titanateen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNanoparticlesen_US
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