Controlled design of PtPd nanodendrite ornamented niobium oxynitride nanosheets for solar-driven water splitting

Yahia H. Ahmad, Kamel Eid, Khaled Mahmoud, Siham Y. Al-Qaradawi

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Developing efficient photocatalysts for the water splitting reaction is crucial in a fuel cell reaction. Herein, we present a facile road-map for one-pot fabrication of PtPd nanodendrite (ND) ornamented niobium oxynitride nanosheets (PtPd/NbON) for solar-driven water splitting. This was achieved by annealing Nb2O5 under NH3 to form NbON nanosheets which were subsequently used as starting seeds for the simultaneous growth and self-assembly of PtPd NDs with the assistance of Pluronic F127. The water oxidation performance of PtPd/NbON was substantially superior to those of NbON and Nb2O5. This is ascribed to the combination of NbON with its great visible-light-harvesting properties and narrow band gap and the unique catalytic merits of PtPd NDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14239-14245
Number of pages7
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume42
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Controlled design of PtPd nanodendrite ornamented niobium oxynitride nanosheets for solar-driven water splitting. / Ahmad, Yahia H.; Eid, Kamel; Mahmoud, Khaled; Al-Qaradawi, Siham Y.

In: New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 42, No. 17, 01.01.2018, p. 14239-14245.

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Ahmad, Yahia H. ; Eid, Kamel ; Mahmoud, Khaled ; Al-Qaradawi, Siham Y. / Controlled design of PtPd nanodendrite ornamented niobium oxynitride nanosheets for solar-driven water splitting. In: New Journal of Chemistry. 2018 ; Vol. 42, No. 17. pp. 14239-14245.
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