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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(11), 194; doi:10.3390/nano6110194

Black Phosphorus: Critical Review and Potential for Water Splitting Photocatalyst

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Academic Editor: Hermenegildo García
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 17 October 2016 / Accepted: 25 October 2016 / Published: 29 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2D Nanomaterials: Graphene and Beyond Graphene)
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A century after its first synthesis in 1914, black phosphorus has been attracting significant attention as a promising two-dimensional material in recent years due to its unique properties. Nowadays, with the development of its exfoliation method, there are extensive applications of black phosphorus in transistors, batteries and optoelectronics. Though, because of its hardship in mass production and stability problems, the potential of the black phosphorus in various fields is left unexplored. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of crystal structure, electronic, optical properties and synthesis of black phosphorus. Recent research works about the applications of black phosphorus is summarized. Among them, the possibility of black phosphorous as a solar water splitting photocatalyst is mainly discussed and the feasible novel structure of photocatalysts based on black phosphorous is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: black phosphorus; 2 dimensional (2D) material; optoelectronic; photocatalyst; solar water splitting black phosphorus; 2 dimensional (2D) material; optoelectronic; photocatalyst; solar water splitting

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Lee, T.H.; Kim, S.Y.; Jang, H.W. Black Phosphorus: Critical Review and Potential for Water Splitting Photocatalyst. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 194.

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