Heterostructures Based on 2D Materials: A Versatile Platform for Efficient Catalysis

//Heterostructures Based on 2D Materials: A Versatile Platform for Efficient Catalysis

The construction of different heterostructures based on 2D materials offers great opportunities for boosting the catalytic activity in electo(photo)chemical reactions. Starting from the theoretical background of the fundamental concepts, the progressive developments in the design and applications of heterostructures based on 2D materials are summarized. Abstract The unique structural and electronic properties of 2D materials, including the metal and metal‐free ones, have prompted intense exploration in the search for new catalysts. The construction of different heterostructures based on 2D materials offers great opportunities for boosting the catalytic activity in electo(photo)chemical reactions. Particularly, the merits resulting from the synergism of the constituent components and the fascinating properties at the interface are tremendously interesting. This scenario has now become the state‐of‐the‐art point in the development of active catalysts for assisting energy conversion reactions including water splitting and CO2 reduction. Here, starting from the theoretical background of the fundamental concepts, the progressive developments in the design and applications of heterostructures based on 2D materials are traced. Furthermore, a personal perspective on the exploration of 2D heterostructures for further potential application in catalysis is offered.

Published in: "Advanced Materials".

2018-11-07T08:36:04+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Publications|Tags: , |
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