Pt-free solar driven photoelectrochemical hydrogen fuel generation using 1T MoS2 co-catalyst assembled CdS QDs/TiO2 photoelectrode

R. Raja, P. Sudhagar, Anitha Devadoss, C. Terashima, L. K. Shrestha, K. Nakata, R. Jayavel, K. Ariga, A. Fujishima

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The solar-to-hydrogen generation from the TiO2-CdS-ZnS-MoS2 (TCZM) heterointerface was demonstrated. We found that a Pt-free CdS quantum dot-sensitized TiO2 mesoporous electrode with a metallic-type 1T MoS2 co-catalyst resulted in 0.11 ml cm-2 h-1 H2 fuel generation in unassisted potential mode, which was strikingly improved to 1.47 ml cm-2 h-1 under 1 V applied potential. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-525
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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