Abstract: H2-evolving photocatalysts based on semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWCNTs) were fabricated via a physical modification of s-SWCNTs using poly(amidoamine) dendrimer having C60 or an oligomethylene core. These CNT-photocatalysts possess the coaxial nanowire structure and show H2-evolving activity under visible and even NIR illumination since s-SWCNTs act as light absorbers, although H2 evolution reaction (HER) from water triggered by the photoexcitation of s-SWCNTs is quite rare.
Spotlight - Week of December 10, 2018
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Dr. Yutaka Takaguchi, PhD.