Advances in Heterojunction Photocatalysts, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 177

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State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Dear Colleagues,

Semiconductor-based photocatalysis attracts wide attention because of its ability to directly utilize solar energy for the production of solar fuels such as hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels and for the degradation of various pollutants. Properly engineered heterojunction photocatalysts are shown to be able to possess higher photocatalytic activity because of the spatial separation of photogenerated electron–hole pairs. Recently, five different heterojunctions have been investigated and proved to be efficient for enhancing the activity of photocatalysts: conventional type-II heterojunctions, p–n heterojunctions, surface heterojunctions, Z-scheme heterojunctions, and semiconductor–graphene heterojunctions. More efforts toward the development of heterojunction photocatalysts for various photocatalytic applications should be further presented and appraised.

This Special Issue entitled “Advances in Heterojunction Photocatalysts, 2nd Edition” will focus on the state of the art and outlooks for heterojunction photocatalysis. Submissions in the form of original research papers and review articles in areas of designing novel heterojunction materials, developing new synthetic methods, and finding new mechanisms for heterojunction photocatalysis are all welcomed. The scope of this Special Issue covers the whole applications of heterojunction photocatalysis, including but not limited to dye degradation, antibiotic mineralization, water splitting, solar fuels, carbon reduction, sterilization, photodynamic therapy, etc.

Dr. Yongming Fu
Dr. Qian Zhang
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  • heterojunction
  • photocatalysis
  • Z-scheme
  • carbon reduction
  • water splitting
  • solar fuels
  • photodynamic therapy
  • dye degradation
  • antibiotic mineralization
  • sterilization

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