Surface Science of Photocatalysis

Surface Science of Photocatalysis

1st Edition - March 28, 2020

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  • Editors: Jiaguo Yu, Mietek Jaroniec, Chuanjia Jiang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028902
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028919

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Surface Science of Photocatalysis, Volume 32, summarizes significant findings on the surface science behind various classic and novel photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications, with special emphasis on important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, such as interfacial charge transfer, function of co-catalysts, and adsorption over photocatalyst surface. This book timely and systematically reviews the state-of-the-art of the surface science in semiconductor-based photocatalysis, serving as a useful reference book for both new and experienced researchers in this field.

Key Features

  • Provides timely reviews on cutting-edge research on surface science and photocatalysts
  • Comprehensively discusses novel photocatalysts, such as metal oxides, metal sulphides, graphitic carbon nitrides, graphene and metal-organics
  • Presents important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, like Z-scheme system and surface heterojunctions
  • Investigates the function of co-catalysts and the adsorption on photocatalyst surfaces
  • Edited by world-leading researchers in interface science


(Post)-graduate students and researchers in semiconductor photocatalysis; R&D scientists in semiconductor industry; research engineers in solar energy and environmental engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Principle and Surface Science of Photocatalysis
    Xin Li
    2. Fundamentals of Adsorption for Photocatalysis
    Mietek Jaroniec
    3. Hierarchical Porous Photocatalysts
    Xin Li
    4. Charge Carrier Transfer of Photocatalysis
    Baoshun Liu
    5. Surface Heterojunction of Photocatalysts
    Jiaguo Yu
    6. Design and Fabrication of Direct Z-Scheme Photocatalysts
    Jiaguo Yu
    7. One-Dimensional TiO2 Nanotube-Based Photocatalysts: Enhanced Performance by Site-Selective Decoration
    Patrik Schmuki
    8. Modification of ZnO-Based Photocatalysts for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity
    Kezhen Qi
    9. Doped Zinc Oxide Nanomaterials: Structure-Electronic Properties and Photocatalytic Applications
    S. Girish Kumar
    10. Surface and Interface Modification Strategies of CdS-Based Photocatalysts
    Qin Li
    11. Bismuth Metal and Semiconductors Based Photocatalysts: Structure Tuning, Activity Enhancement and Reaction Mechanism
    Fan Dong
    12. Synthesis and Performance Enhancement for Bi2WO6 Photocatalysts
    Yongfa Zhu
    13. Silver-Based Visible Light Responsive Photocatalysts
    Baibiao Huang
    14. The Surface Chemistry of Graphene-Based Materials: Functionalization, Properties and Applications
    Yi-Jun Xu
    15. Photocatalysts Based on Polymeric Carbon Nitride for Solar-to-Fuel Conversion
    Shaowen Cao
    16. Surface Modification of g-C3N4: First-Principles Study
    Jiaguo Yu
    17. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Photocatalysis
    Zhaohui Li

Product details

  • No. of pages: 602
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 28, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081028902
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081028919

About the Editors

Jiaguo Yu

Professor Jiaguo Yu received his BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Central China Normal University and Xi’an Jiaotong University, respectively, and his PhD degree in materials science in 2000 from Wuhan University of Technology. In 2000, he became a Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004, a visiting scientist from 2005 to 2006 at the University of Bristol, and a visiting scholar from 2007 to 2008 at University of Texas at Austin. His current research interests are semiconductor photocatalysis for energy and environmental applications, including photocatalytic hydrogen production from water splitting, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, water and air purification, and so on. He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and has been on the list of Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly-Cited Researchers since 2014. Prof. Yu became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015. He is currently an Editor of the journal Applied Surface Science (since 2014), and serves on the editorial board of several international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Mietek Jaroniec

Mietek Jaroniec received his MS and PhD from M. Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland, in 1972 and 1976, respectively. Since 1991 he has been a Professor of Chemistry at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (USA). Before joining Kent State he was a Professor of Chemistry at M. Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland. His research interests revolve primarily around inter-disciplinary topics of interfacial chemistry, and chemistry of materials, including physical adsorption at the gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces, adsorbents, and catalysts. At Kent State he has established a vigorous research program in the area of ordered nanoporous materials such as ordered mesoporous silicas, organosilicas, inorganic oxides and carbons, focusing on their synthesis and environmental and energy-related applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Chuanjia Jiang

Chuanjia Jiang received his BS and MS in environmental engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2009 and 2011, respectively; his PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2016. From June 2016 to December 2017, he worked in the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing at Wuhan University of Technology as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor, before joining Nankai University in January 2018. His current research interests include photocatalysis and thermal catalysis for air and water pollution control, environmental aquatic chemistry, as well as the environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

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