标题：A Photoresponsive Rutile TiO2 Heterojunction with Enhanced Electron–Hole Separation for High-Performance Hydrogen Evolution
作者：Gao, Chaomin ;Wei, Tao ;Zhang, Yanyan ;Song, Xiaohan ;Huan, Yu ;Liu, Hong ;Zhao, Mingwen ;Yu, Jinghua ;Chen, Xiaodong
作者机构：[Gao, Chaomin ;Liu, Hong ;Yu, Jinghua ] School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan; 250022, China;[Zhang, Yanyan ;Chen, 更多
摘要：Rutile titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a promising photocatalyst due to its high thermodynamic stability and few intragrain defects. However, it has not yet achieved photocatalytic activity comparable to that of anatase TiO2 owing to its higher recombination rate of electron–hole pairs. To effectively separate the electron–hole pairs in rutile TiO2, a facet heterojunction (FH) structure to prolong the lifetime of the photogenerated electrons is proposed. Ultrathin TiO2 nanosheets with different facets are coated in situ onto TiO2 nanorod (NR) substrates, where FHs are built among the nanosheets as well as between the nanosheets and NR substrates. The as-prepared rutile TiO2, with an FH structure (FH-TiO2), serves as an effective photocatalyst for water splitting. More than 45 and 18 times higher photogenerated current density and H2 production rate, respectively, are obtained compared to those of pure rutile TiO2 NRs. Moreover, FH-TiO2 delivers a 0.566 mmol g−1 h−1 H2 production rate even in pure water. This study offers important insights into the rational design of rutile TiO2 structures for highly efficient photocatalytic reactions.
© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim