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Enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2 nanopowders for H2 production by using non-noble transition metal co-catalysts

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : The Royal Society of Chemistry

Campus : Coimbatore

School : Center for Industrial Research and Innovation

Center : Center for Industrial Research and Innovation (ACIRI)

Department : Industrial Research & Innovation

Year : 2012

Abstract : 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.

Cite this Research Publication : Tran, Phong D.; Xi, Lifei; Sudip Kumar Batabyal; Wong, Lydia H.; Barber, James; Chye Loo, Joachim Say

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