Heterojunction Photocatalytic Materials
Advances and Applications in Energy and the Environment
A clean environment and green energy are the basic requirements of a sustainable human life. Semiconductor materials have been playing a crucial role in addressing the issues of increase in global energy demand and environmental remediation. The development of photocatalysts has experienced an almost exponential progress since its popularization in early 1970s. Therefore, researchers have started to consider the diversity of photocatalysts globally by approaching this domain from a materials science perspective for applications in various areas. Recently, heterojunction photocatalytic materials have attracted a great amount of multidisciplinary research to face the global concerns of energy production and environment protection. The unique potential of these technologies has been the stimulus to develop heterojunction photocatalysts with improved structural, morphological, and electronic properties that can effectively improve their efficiency. This book provides an overview of the latest advances in this field, offering insights into the materials and applications of the latest generation of photocatalytic materials. It presents the challenges, future directions, and strategies for design within the area of heterojunction photocatalysts.
- Covers key areas of heterojunction nanomaterials for easy understanding of students, researchers, and academicians to promote the research in this field
- Systematically summarizes synthetic strategies, physicochemical properties, photocatalytic mechanisms, and applications of heterojunction materials through high-quality illustrations and schematic diagrams and references accompanying each chapter
- Emphasizes the ongoing challenges and potential directions for future development of heterojunction photocatalysts