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Journal Article


Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., The Royal Society of Chemistry, Volume 14, p.11596-11599 (2012)



Co and Ni-nanoclusters are attractive alternatives to Pt catalysts for hydrogen generation. These earth abundant elements when loaded onto the TiO2 nanopowders surface act as efficient co-catalysts. Co{,} Ni-decorated TiO2 photocatalysts display only three (3) times lower catalytic activities for H2 evolution under UV illumination compared with Pt-decorated TiO2 photocatalysts.

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P. D. Tran, Xi, L., Batabyal Sudip Kumar, Wong, L. H., Barber, J., and Loo, J. Say Chye, “Enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2 nanopowders for H2 production by using non-noble transition metal co-catalysts”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., vol. 14, pp. 11596-11599, 2012.