Layered transition metal selenophosphites for visible light photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen

Michela Sanna, Siowwoon Ng, Martin Pumera

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Abstract

The growing consumption of global energy has posed serious challenges to environmental protection and energy supplies. A promising solution is via introducing clean and sustainable energy sources, including photoelectrochemical hydrogen fuel production. 2D materials, such as transition metal trichalcogenphosphites (MPCh3), are gaining more and more interest for their potential as photocatalysts. Crystals of transition metal selenophosphites, namely MnPSe3, FePSe3 and ZnPSe3, were tested as photocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). ZnPSe3 is the one that exhibited the lowest overpotential and the higher response to the light during photocurrent experiments in acidic media. For this reason, among the crystals in this work, it is the most promising for the photocatalyzed production of hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107077
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M.P. acknowledges the financial support by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR EXPRO: 19-26896X). M.S. acknowledges the Brno Ph.D. Talent scholarship funded by the Brno City Municipality, and the project Quality Internal Grants of BUT (KInG BUT), Reg. No. CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 19_073 / 0016948, which is financed from the OP RDE. M.S. and S.N. thank the support of CzechNanoLab Research Infrastructure (LM2018110, MEYS CR).

Funding Information:
M.P. acknowledges the financial support by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR EXPRO: 19-26896X). M.S. acknowledges the Brno Ph.D. Talent scholarship funded by the Brno City Municipality, and the project Quality Internal Grants of BUT (KInG BUT), Reg. No. CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 19_073 / 0016948, which is financed from the OP RDE. M.S. and S.N. thank the support of CzechNanoLab Research Infrastructure (LM2018110, MEYS CR).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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