H-BN nanosheets as simple and effective additives to largely enhance the activity of Au/TiO2 plasmonic photocatalysts

Y. Ide, K. Nagao, K. Saito, K. Komaguchi, R. Fuji, A. Kogure, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Y. Bando, D. Golberg

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    The activity of Au nanoparticle-loaded P25 TiO2 (Au/P25) plasmonic photocatalysts, evaluated by the oxidative decomposition of formic acid in water under visible light irradiation, was enhanced up to 3 times by simply mixing Au/P25 with photocatalytically inactive h-BN nanosheets as a result of electron transfer from photoexcited Au/TiO2 to the h-BN nanosheets and retardation of the charge recombination.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)79-83
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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