Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/140295
Title: Surface defect engineering in 2D nanomaterials for photocatalysis
Authors: Xiong, Jun
Di, Jun
Xia, Jiexiang
Zhu, Wenshuai
Li, Huaming
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Xiong, J., Di, J., Xia, J., Zhu, W., & Li, H. (2018). Surface defect engineering in 2D nanomaterials for photocatalysis. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(39), 1801983-. doi:10.1002/adfm.201801983
Journal: Advanced Functional Materials
Abstract: 2D Nanomaterials, with unique structural and electronic features, have shown enormous potential toward photocatalysis fields. However, the photocatalytic behavior of pristine 2D photocatalysts are still unsatisfactory, and far below the requirements of practical applications. In this regard, surface defect engineering can serve as an effective means to tune photoelectric parameters of 2D photocatalysts through tailoring the local surface microstructure, electronic structure, and carrier concentration. In this review, recent progress in the design of surface defects with the classified anion vacancy, cation vacancy, vacancy associates, pits, distortions, and disorder on 2D photocatalysts to boost the photocatalytic performance is summarized. The strategies for controlling defects formation and technique to distinguish various surface defects are presented. The crucial roles of surface defects for photocatalysis performance optimization are proposed and advancement of defective 2D photocatalysts toward versatile applications such as water oxidation, hydrogen production, CO2 reduction, nitrogen fixation, organic synthesis, and pollutants removal are discussed. Surface defect modulated 2D photocatalysts thus represent a powerful configuration for further development toward photocatalysis.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/140295
ISSN: 1616-301X
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201801983
Rights: © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. All rights reserved.
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