Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

1st Edition - October 10, 2020

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  • Editor: Srabanti Ghosh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200735
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200728

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Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion provides a comprehensive description of novel z-scheme hybrid materials based on metal oxide or chalcogenides-based semiconductor, or carbon-based nanomaterials (conducting polymers, graphene, and other carbon materials). The book explores energy conversion applications, such as hydrogen generation, water splitting, CO2 reduction or degradation of organic pollutants, and their associated new material and technology development. The book addresses a variety of topics, such as photochemical processes, materials and fabrication, degradation mechanisms, as well as challenges and strategies. The book includes in-depth discussions ranging from comprehensive understanding, to engineering of materials and applied devices. The concept of visible light active catalysis emerged in recent decades and continues to attract the scientific community. Driven primarily by an opportunity to develop novel multifunctional materials on one hand, and sustainable technologies on the other, several successful approaches have been explored. However, preparation, characterization, and application of visible light active Z-scheme heterojunction-based catalytic nanostructures are still at the foreground of research activity.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on recently developed Z-scheme photocatalysts to stress their performance as catalysts
  • Covers most of the important topics in photocatalysis
  • Explores the most recent advances in synthesis to enable deeper understanding of the principles underlying electronic behavior of catalytic nanostructures, mechanistic details, and the evaluation of their effectiveness, as well as perspectives in solar light harvesting
  • Serves as a valuable resource for better understanding of the current state of photocatalysis research and its possible applications in energy domain


Materials Scientists and Engineers in R&D and academia; Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Heterogeneous photocatalysis: Z-scheme based heterostructures
    2. Atomic and electronic structure of direct Z-scheme photocatalyst: From fundamentals to applications
    3. Photocatalytic H2 generation using Z-scheme heterostructures through water reduction
    4. Photocatalytic water splitting using Z-scheme heterostructures
    5. Z-scheme based heterostructures for organic pollutant degradation
    6. Z-scheme based heterostructures for CO2 reduction
    7. TiO2 based Z-scheme photocatalysts for photocatalytic applications
    8. Bismuth based Z-scheme heterostructures for photocatalysts
    9. Development of graphitic carbon nitride-based Z-scheme photocatalysts

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200735
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200728

About the Editor

Srabanti Ghosh

Srabanti Ghosh received her PhD from UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata centre and Jadavpur University, India followed by a position as research associate at the Indian association for the Cultivation of Science, India. After a research stay at the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, University of Paris-Sud, France, she was appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India. She worked as CSIR-SRA Scientist’s Pool Scheme at CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, India. Her research interests encompass synthesis and applications of semiconductor and conducting polymer-based hybrid nanomaterials for solar light harvesting, photocatalysis, fuel cell and electrocatalysis. She received MRSI Young Scientists Award in Young Scientists Colloquium organized by Material Research Society of India, and Young Investigator Award in Gordon Radiation Chemistry, USA. She is selected as top 10% of highly cited authors in Royal Society of Chemistry Materials portfolio of journals. She is co-author of 71 scientific publications and one patent, 15 book chapters and edited two books with Wiley. Her work has been presented in more than 72 national and international conferences. She routinely acts as a reviewer of SCI Journals from different editorials (RSC, ACS, ELSEVIER, Wiley, Springer, MDPI, etc.). Presently she is developing hybrid catalytic materials for solar water splitting and CO2 reduction and worked as GOT ENERGY TALENT-COFUND MarieCurie Fellow at Universidad De Alcala, Spain.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSIR-SRA Scientist’s Pool Scheme, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, India

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