Rational design of 1D/2D heterostructured photocatalyst for energy and environmental applications

Huilin Hou, Xiwang Zhang

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Photocatalysis is a proficient and sustainable technology to relieve or resolve the energy crisis and environmental-pollution issues. The emerging 1D/2D heterojunction materials with appropriate band alignment and multidimensional features have been attracting ever-growing research attention in photocatalysis field. In this review article, we are focusing on the recent progress in studying the general synthetic strategy of 1D/2D heterojunction materials, and highlighting their significant applications in advanced photocatalysts, including photocatalytic hydrogen production, photoelectrochemical water splitting, removal of pollutants and CO2 reduction. Moreover, this review also discusses some key challenges and future prospects of 1D/2D heterostructures. It is anticipated that the present review will provide enriched information on the rational exploration of 1D/2D heterostructures for achieving more efficient photocatalysis activity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125030
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020


  • 1D/2D heterojunction
  • CO reduction
  • Hydrogen production
  • Photocatalysts
  • Removal of pollutants

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