Photodeposited metal-semiconductor nanocomposites and their applications

Yoonkyung Lee, Eunpa Kim, Yunjeong Park, Jangho Kim, Won Hyoung Ryu, Junsuk Rho, Kyunghoon Kim

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While two-dimensional layered nanomaterials including transition metal oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides have been widely researched because of their unique electronic and optical properties, they still have some limitations. To overcome these limitations, transition metal oxides and transition metal dichalcogenides based nanocomposites have been developed using various methods and have exhibited superior properties. In this paper, we introduce the photodeposition method and review the photodeposition of metal nanoparticles on the surface of transition metal oxide and transition metal dichalcogenides. Their current applications are also explained, such as photocatalysis, hydrogen evolution reaction, surface enhanced Ramanscattering, etc. This approach for nanocomposites has potential for future research areas such as photocatalysis, hydrogen evolution reaction, surface enhanced Raman scattering, and other applications. This approach for nanocomposite has the potential for future research areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-94
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Materiomics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
KK and JR acknowledge the financial support from the Young Investigator Award program through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea, funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning of Republic of Korea ( NRF-2017R1C1B2011750 & NRF-2015R1C1A1A02036464 ). Yoonkyung Lee is a MS/Ph.D. student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. He has dual B.S. degrees in Biomechatronics and Mechanical Engineering respectively from Sungkyunkwan University in 2017. His main research interests are focused on the properties of two-dimensional nanomaterials and materials processing. Eunpa Kim is a senior engineer at Samsung Electronics. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2014. Kim's research interests include micro-/ nanoscale fabrication and nanometrology of low-dimensional semiconducting nanomaterial. Yunjeong Park received her B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Sungkyunkwan University in 2017. She is a first year Ph.D. student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. Her primary research includes two-dimensional bionanoelectronics and design of hybrid bionanostructures. Dr. Jangho Kim is an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Engineering at Chonnam National University. Prior to joining the current position, he studied as a Senior Researcher of the Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University. He also studied as a Research Scholar in the Thin Film & Charged Particles Research Laboratory at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois. His research interests include 1) micro/nanofabrication & biologically inspired engineering systems, 2) mechanobiology & tissue engineering, and 3) bio-nanotechnology. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications and 8 issued patent in the area of biomaterials and tissue engineering focused on the nano/microtechnology. Among the awards he has received are Young Scientist Award (Korean and Japan Society for Biomaterials, 2012), Young Plenary Speaker (TERMIS-AP conference, 2013), Samsung HumanTech Paper Award (Samsung Electronics, 2014), Keynote Speaker (TERM STEM 2014), and Promising Young Scientist (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers 2016). Dr. WonHyoung Ryu is an Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering at YONSEI University, Seoul in Republic of Korea. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. degrees in Aeronautics/Astronautics and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. His research interests are in advanced nano and micro fabrication technologies for biomedical devices and bio solar energy systems. He serves as an associate editor of Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology and an editorial board member of International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology. Junsuk Rho is the principal investigator of Nanoscale Photonics and Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering at POSTECH, Korea. He received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley, respectively. His research focuses on the fundamental studies of deep sub-wavelength nanophotonics and their applications to sub-wavelength imaging, cavities, and photonic devices. Dr. Kyunghoon Kim is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University. After he received a M.S. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, he worked as a senior engineer for Samsung Electronics, where his main research project was focused on strategic analysis for fuel cell business feasibility and design of fuel cell system. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. His primary research interests are bio/nano engineering; bionanoelectronics, biomimetic nanostructures, and mechanical behavior and laser processing of materials.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Chinese Ceramic Society

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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