/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Photocatalysis Enhanced by External Fields /manager/Repository/uon:49498 Wed 22 Nov 2023 15:05:51 AEDT ]]> Piezocatalysis and piezo-photocatalysis: catalysts cassification and modification strategy, reaction mechanism, and practical application /manager/Repository/uon:46490 Thu 24 Nov 2022 11:52:53 AEDT ]]> Ferroelectric polarization promoted bulk charge separation for highly efficient CO₂ photoreduction of SrBi₄Ti₄O₁₅ /manager/Repository/uon:34851 4Ti4O15 as a robust photocatalyst for efficient CO2 reduction. In the absence of co-catalysts and sacrificial agents, the annealed SrBi4Ti4O15 nanosheets with the strongest ferroelectricity cast a prominent photocatalytic CO₂ reduction activity for CH₄ evolution with a rate of 19.8 μmol h−1 g−1 in the gas-solid reaction system, achieving an apparent quantum yield (AQY) of 1.33% at 365 nm, outperforming most of the reported photocatalysts. The ferroelectric hysteresis loop, piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) and ns-level time-resolved fluorescence spectra uncover that the outstanding CO2 photoreduction activity of SrBi4Ti4O15 mainly stems from the strong ferroelectric spontaneous polarization along [100] direction, which allows efficient bulk charge separation along opposite direction. DFT calculations also disclose that both electrons and holes show the smallest effective masses along a axis, verifying the high mobility of charge carriers facilitated by ferroelectric polarization. This study suggests that the traditionally semiconducting ferroelectric materials that have long been studied as ferro/piezoelectric ceramics now may be powerfully applied in the photocatalytic field to deal with the growing energy crisis.]]> Mon 08 Nov 2021 09:54:09 AEDT ]]>