2D inorganic nanosheet-based hybrid photocatalysts: Design, applications, and perspectives

Yun Kyung Jo, Jang Mee Lee, Suji Son, Seong Ju Hwang

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Highly anisotropic 2D nanosheets of inorganic solids with nanometer-level thickness attract a great deal of research activity because of their unique merits in exploring novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for environmental purification and production of renewable clean energy. The 2D inorganic nanosheets possess many valuable properties such as tailorable band structures and chemical compositions, large surface areas, well-defined defect-free surface structure, and tunable electrical conductivities. Due to these unique advantages of 2D inorganic nanosheets, these materials can be used as promising building blocks for hybrid-type photocatalysts with optimized band structures, expanded surface areas, improved charge separation behaviors, and enhanced reaction kinetics. Of prime importance is that unusually strong electronic coupling can occur between very thin 2D inorganic nanosheets and hybridized nanospecies, leading to the synergistic optimization of electronic and optical properties, and thus the remarkable enhancement of photocatalytic activity. Depending on the type of component nanosheets, diverse examples of inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are presented along with the in-depth discussion about critical roles of inorganic nanosheet in these hybrid photocatalysts. Future perspectives in the researches for 2D inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are discussed to offer useful directions for designing and synthesizing novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for renewable energy production and environmental purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-190
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep

Fingerprint

Nanosheets
Photocatalysts
purification
clean energy
renewable energy
polarization (charge separation)
electronics
chemical composition
reaction kinetics
Band structure
Purification
optical properties
electrical resistivity
optimization
augmentation
defects
Reaction kinetics
Surface structure
Electronic properties
Optical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Cite this

@article{6802ce58a5c441968ba34b372cbd60a9,
title = "2D inorganic nanosheet-based hybrid photocatalysts: Design, applications, and perspectives",
abstract = "Highly anisotropic 2D nanosheets of inorganic solids with nanometer-level thickness attract a great deal of research activity because of their unique merits in exploring novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for environmental purification and production of renewable clean energy. The 2D inorganic nanosheets possess many valuable properties such as tailorable band structures and chemical compositions, large surface areas, well-defined defect-free surface structure, and tunable electrical conductivities. Due to these unique advantages of 2D inorganic nanosheets, these materials can be used as promising building blocks for hybrid-type photocatalysts with optimized band structures, expanded surface areas, improved charge separation behaviors, and enhanced reaction kinetics. Of prime importance is that unusually strong electronic coupling can occur between very thin 2D inorganic nanosheets and hybridized nanospecies, leading to the synergistic optimization of electronic and optical properties, and thus the remarkable enhancement of photocatalytic activity. Depending on the type of component nanosheets, diverse examples of inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are presented along with the in-depth discussion about critical roles of inorganic nanosheet in these hybrid photocatalysts. Future perspectives in the researches for 2D inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are discussed to offer useful directions for designing and synthesizing novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for renewable energy production and environmental purification.",
author = "Jo, {Yun Kyung} and Lee, {Jang Mee} and Suji Son and Hwang, {Seong Ju}",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1016/j.jphotochemrev.2018.03.002",
language = "English",
volume = "40",
pages = "150--190",
journal = "Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews",
issn = "1389-5567",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

2D inorganic nanosheet-based hybrid photocatalysts : Design, applications, and perspectives. / Jo, Yun Kyung; Lee, Jang Mee; Son, Suji; Hwang, Seong Ju.

In: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, Vol. 40, 09.2019, p. 150-190.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - 2D inorganic nanosheet-based hybrid photocatalysts

T2 - Design, applications, and perspectives

AU - Jo, Yun Kyung

AU - Lee, Jang Mee

AU - Son, Suji

AU - Hwang, Seong Ju

PY - 2019/9

Y1 - 2019/9

N2 - Highly anisotropic 2D nanosheets of inorganic solids with nanometer-level thickness attract a great deal of research activity because of their unique merits in exploring novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for environmental purification and production of renewable clean energy. The 2D inorganic nanosheets possess many valuable properties such as tailorable band structures and chemical compositions, large surface areas, well-defined defect-free surface structure, and tunable electrical conductivities. Due to these unique advantages of 2D inorganic nanosheets, these materials can be used as promising building blocks for hybrid-type photocatalysts with optimized band structures, expanded surface areas, improved charge separation behaviors, and enhanced reaction kinetics. Of prime importance is that unusually strong electronic coupling can occur between very thin 2D inorganic nanosheets and hybridized nanospecies, leading to the synergistic optimization of electronic and optical properties, and thus the remarkable enhancement of photocatalytic activity. Depending on the type of component nanosheets, diverse examples of inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are presented along with the in-depth discussion about critical roles of inorganic nanosheet in these hybrid photocatalysts. Future perspectives in the researches for 2D inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are discussed to offer useful directions for designing and synthesizing novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for renewable energy production and environmental purification.

AB - Highly anisotropic 2D nanosheets of inorganic solids with nanometer-level thickness attract a great deal of research activity because of their unique merits in exploring novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for environmental purification and production of renewable clean energy. The 2D inorganic nanosheets possess many valuable properties such as tailorable band structures and chemical compositions, large surface areas, well-defined defect-free surface structure, and tunable electrical conductivities. Due to these unique advantages of 2D inorganic nanosheets, these materials can be used as promising building blocks for hybrid-type photocatalysts with optimized band structures, expanded surface areas, improved charge separation behaviors, and enhanced reaction kinetics. Of prime importance is that unusually strong electronic coupling can occur between very thin 2D inorganic nanosheets and hybridized nanospecies, leading to the synergistic optimization of electronic and optical properties, and thus the remarkable enhancement of photocatalytic activity. Depending on the type of component nanosheets, diverse examples of inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are presented along with the in-depth discussion about critical roles of inorganic nanosheet in these hybrid photocatalysts. Future perspectives in the researches for 2D inorganic nanosheet-based photocatalysts are discussed to offer useful directions for designing and synthesizing novel high performance photocatalysts applicable for renewable energy production and environmental purification.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85045943680&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85045943680&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jphotochemrev.2018.03.002

DO - 10.1016/j.jphotochemrev.2018.03.002

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:85045943680

VL - 40

SP - 150

EP - 190

JO - Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews

JF - Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews

SN - 1389-5567

ER -