标题：Au Nanoparticle and CdS Quantum Dot Codecoration of In2O3 Nanosheets for Improved H-2 Evolution Resulting from Efficient Light Harvesting and Charge Transfer
作者：Ma, Dandan; Shi, Jian-Wen; Sun, Diankun; Zou, Yajun; Cheng, Linhao; He, Chi; Wang, Zeyan; Niu, Chunming
作者机构：[Ma, Dandan; Shi, Jian-Wen; Sun, Diankun; Zou, Yajun; Cheng, Linhao; Niu, Chunming] Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, State Key Lab Elect Insulat & Power Equipmen 更多
通讯作者：Shi, JianWen;Shi, JW;Shi, JW
通讯作者地址：Shi, JW (corresponding author), Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, State Key Lab Elect Insulat & Power Equipment, Ctr Nanomat Renewable Energy, Sch Elect Engn, Xia 更多
来源：ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING
关键词：photocatalysis; H-2 evolution; heterojunction; Schottky barrier; SPR; effect
摘要：Au nanoparticle (NP)- and CdS quantum dot (QD)-codecorated In2O3 nanosheets, assembled into flowerlike structure (In2O3/Au/CdS), were synthesized to facilitate photocatalytic H-2 production. The optimized In2O3/Au-4/CdS-12 (4 wt % Au NPs and CdS QDs were deposited for 12 cycles) displays achieved a photocatalytic hydrogen generation ability of 17.23 mu mol/h (10 mg of catalyst), which is 22.97, 5.08, and 5.05 times as high as that of pristine In2O3 (0.75 mu mol/h), In2O3/Au-4 (3.39 mu mol/h), and In2O3/CdS-12 (3.41 mu mol/h), respectively. This significant improvement of H-2 generation rate can be attributed to the following factors: the heterojunction at the In2O3-CdS interface and the Schottky barrier at the interface between In2O3-Au and CdS-Au improves the migration and separation of charge carriers, and the surface plasma resonance (SPR) effect of noble metal Au NPs enhances the light harvesting capacity of In2O3 and boosts the generation of hot electrons, efficiently improving the utilization rate of sunlight.