Photocatalytic properties of two-dimensional graphene and layered transition-metal dichalcogenides based photocatalyst for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation

An overview

Nurul Nabila Rosman, Rozan Mohamad Yunus, Lorna Effery Minggu, Arifin Khuzaimah, Mohd Nur Ikhmal Salehmin, Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed, Mohammad Kassim

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Abstract

Hydrogen production through photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process has drawn significant research attention because it is a promising clean source of energy for improving earth climate in the future. Two-dimensional (2D) graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), as the core of the system, have become versatile materials for the development of photocatalyst due to their distinct optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. TMDCs have received significant consideration because of low-cost and earth-abundant catalysts that can replace noble metals, such as Pt. Therefore, comprehensive discussions on the structure and properties of 2D graphene and layered TMDCs materials are presented. We also gather and review various fabrication methods for TMDCs-based and graphene-TMDCs-based photocatalysts that can affect the PEC performance and hydrogen evolution. The inherent limitations and several future trends on 2D graphene and layered TMDCs-based photocatalyst for PEC water-splitting application are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18925-18945
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume43
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2018

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Photocatalysts
Graphene
Transition metals
graphene
transition metals
Hydrogen
hydrogen
water splitting
Earth (planet)
hydrogen production
Hydrogen production
Precious metals
noble metals
climate
Water
Electric properties
Thermodynamic properties
Optical properties
thermodynamic properties
electrical properties

Keywords

  • 2D photocatalyst
  • Graphene
  • Photocatalysis
  • Transition-metal dichalcogenides
  • Water splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Photocatalytic properties of two-dimensional graphene and layered transition-metal dichalcogenides based photocatalyst for photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation : An overview. / Rosman, Nurul Nabila; Mohamad Yunus, Rozan; Effery Minggu, Lorna; Khuzaimah, Arifin; Salehmin, Mohd Nur Ikhmal; Mohamed, Mohamad Azuwa; Kassim, Mohammad.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 43, No. 41, 11.10.2018, p. 18925-18945.

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