We demonstrate improved efficiency for the photocatalytic water splitting reduction half reaction by employing Au-Pt bimetallic cocatalysts. We employed nanoparticle-based photocatalysts consisting of CdSe@CdS rods tipped with Au, Pt, Au-Pt core-shell or Au decorated with Pt islands. By tailoring the composition and morphology of the Au-Pt bimetallic catalysts, we achieved more than a fourfold increase in activity for hydrogen production compared to pure Pt.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science (all)