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May 17, 2024

VIP: Modification of Visible-Light-Responsive Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 with Metal Oxide Cocatalysts to Improve Photocatalytic O2 Evolution toward Z-Scheme Overall Water Splitting

Yoshitaka Tamura, Dr. Megumi Okazaki, Hiroto Ueki, Kenta Aihara, Dr. Tomoki Kanazawa, Dr. Dongxiao Fan, Dr. Rie Haruki, Prof. Dr. Akihide Iwase, Prof. Dr. Shunsuke Nozawa, Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Ishiwari, Prof. Dr. Kunihisa Sugimoto, Prof. Dr. Akinori Saeki, Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Maeda

Modification of Visible-Light-Responsive Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 with Metal Oxide Cocatalysts to Improve Photocatalytic O2 Evolution toward Z-Scheme Overall Water Splitting

Photocatalytic activity of Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 for water oxidation was dependent strongly on the loaded metal cocatalyst species as well as their preparation conditions. Among the cocatalysts examined, the highest activity was obtained with RuCl3-impregnated Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 heated under a flow of H2 at 523 K. Z-scheme overall water splitting using the optimized Ru/Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 was also accomplished.

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VIP: Oxygen-Deficient FeNbO4-x In-Situ Growth in Honey-Derived N-Doping Porous Carbon for Overall Water Splitting

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The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.

The Challenge of Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis: A New Perspective on the Role of Nitrogen Scaling Relations

  •  2180-2186
  •  10 June 2015

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Towards renewable fertilizer: The synthesis of ammonia has played a key role in our society for its uses in fertilizer and other reactive nitrates. The traditional Haber–Bosch method of this synthesis requires extensive capital, making alternative technologies attractive. We outline an alternative route that might be achieved at ambient conditions. Using DFT, we demonstrate why an electrochemical process is severely limited by the energetics of metal catalysts.

Solar Water Splitting: Progress Using Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Photoelectrodes

  •  432-449
  •  17 March 2011

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Hematite (α-Fe2O3) is a promising material for solar water splitting. However, its performance as a photoanode has been crucially limited by poor optoelectronic properties. Recent advances in nanostructuring and surface chemistry have catalyzed a rapid advance in the performance of this promising solar energy conversion material. Here the latest efforts to increase understanding and improve the performace are comprehensively examined.

Design Criteria, Operating Conditions, and Nickel–Iron Hydroxide Catalyst Materials for Selective Seawater Electrolysis

  •  962-972
  •  24 March 2016

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Salty splitting: NiFe layered double hydroxide operates as oxygen evolution reaction (OER)-selective electrocatalyst in seawater-mimicking electrolyte within an overpotential range (<480 mV) at technologically-targeted current densities of 10 mA cm−2. Suitable operating conditions are further identified for seawater electrocatalysis that will aid in the future design of selective seawater electrolyzers and seawater splitting catalysts.

Adsorbent Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture from Large Anthropogenic Point Sources

  •  796-854
  •  14 September 2009

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Getting the point: As concern over the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased, recent research efforts have focused on capturing CO2 from large anthropogenic point sources. Many solid adsorbent classes, including zeolites, activated carbons, calcium oxides, hydrotalcites, organic–inorganic hybrids, and MOFs, have been considered as alternatives to the current benchmark aqueous amine absorption technology for CO2 capture.

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Production and Application of Lignosulfonates and Sulfonated Lignin

  •  1861-1877
  •  2 March 2017

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Tapping the aromatic source: The application of sulfonated lignin-based products is assessed and the impact of the properties of these products on the characteristics of their end-use application is critically evaluated. The challenges associated with the use of lignin-based products in these applications are also comprehensively discussed.

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