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Title: Synthesis of metal semiconductor hybrid nanostructures for light-driven chemical reactions
Authors: Neo, Peng Hui
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Neo, P. H. (2022). Synthesis of metal semiconductor hybrid nanostructures for light-driven chemical reactions. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Polymeric carbon nitride – Titanium dioxide – Platinum (PCN-TiO2-Pt), was synthesized through a series of processes including solvothermal, hydrolysis, annealing and photo-deposition to investigate its photocatalytic efficiency. PCN-TiO2-Pt material consists of hybrid heterojunctions: metal-semiconductor (M-S) and semiconductor-semiconductor (S-S) junctions. PCN-TiO2-Pt has proven to achieve higher photocatalytic activity at 2037.2μmol/g of H2 after 3 hours under stimulated solar light, which is about 1.6 times more than the commonly used Melamine in Melamine-TiO2-Pt. The presence of a cavity in the yolk-shell structure in PCN-TiO2-Pt has facilitated the movement of sacrificial reagent into the active sites for oxidation. This synergic effect contributes to the process of photocatalysis. Moreover, the material's M-S Schottky junction and S-S type II junction have demonstrated vital significance in enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of the material.
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
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