Photoelectrocatalysis of Rhodamine B and solar hydrogen production by TiO2 and Pd/TiO2 catalyst systems
Yilmaz, P, Lacerda, A M, Larrosa, I and Dunn, S (2017). Photoelectrocatalysis of Rhodamine B and solar hydrogen production by TiO2 and Pd/TiO2 catalyst systems. Electrochimica Acta. 231, pp. 641-649.
|Authors||Yilmaz, P, Lacerda, A M, Larrosa, I and Dunn, S|
Pd modified TiO2 displayed an increased light harvesting potential into the visible region of the solar spectrum by 8% and an enhanced photocatalytic decolorization rate of rhodamine B by a factor of 19 compared to bare TiO2. A red-shift in the light harvesting ability of the catalyst means that there is photochemical activity present for excitations up to 600 nm. We attribute this enhanced photo-reactivity to a localized plasmon associated with nanostructured Pd that we photochemically deposited onto TiO2 prior to dye decolorization. This catalyst system has significant potential to treat environmental pollution via solar energy harvesting.
|Journal citation||231, pp. 641-649|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2017.02.035|
|20 Mar 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Jan 2019|
|Accepted||07 Feb 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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