The golden gate to photocatalytic hydrogen production

Philip Kalisman, Lothar Houben, Eran Aronovitch, Yaron Kauffmann, Maya Bar-Sadan, Lilac Amirav

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19679-19682
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number39
StatePublished - 28 Aug 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science (all)


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