O-F-BRB-8 Nature of Catalytic Active Surface Sites on Semiconductor Photocatalysts for Splitting of Water

Friday, June 7, 2013: 11:00 AM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Somphonh P. Phivilay1, Israel E. Wachs1, Charles A. Roberts1, Alexander Puretzky2, Anke Xiong3, Jun Kubota3 and Kazunari Domen3, (1)Lehigh University, USA, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, (3)The University of Tokyo, Japan.
For the first time, the surface nature and catalytic active surface sites for the supported (Rh2-yCryO3)/(Ga1-xZnx)(N1-xOx) semiconductor photocatalysts were determined and used to establish fundamental structure-photoactivity relationships that will guide the design of improved visible light activated photocatalysts.

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