Novel g-C3N4/CoO nanocomposite application for photocatalytic H2 evolution were designed and fabricated for the first time in this work. The structure and morphology of g-C3N4/CoO were investigated by a wide range of characterization methods. The obtained g-C3N4/CoO composites exhibited more-efficient utilization of solar energy than pure g-C3N4 did, resulting in higher photocatalytic activity for H2 evolution. The optimum photoactivity in H2 evolution under visible-light irradiation for g-C3N4/CoO composites with a CoO mass content of 0.5 wt % (651.3 μmol h-1 g-1) was up to 3 times as high as that of pure g-C3N4 (220.16 μmol h-1 g-1). The remarkably increased photocatalytic performance of g-C3N4/CoO composites was mainly attributed to the synergistic effect of the junction or interface formed between g-C3N4 and CoO.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces|
|State||Published - Apr 12 2017|
- H evolution
- g-CN/CoO nanocomposite
- visible light