Semiconductor-metal Hybrid Nanoparticles As Photocatalysts


Hybrid nanoparticles consisting of metal and semiconductor material produce efficient photocatalysts for chemical reactions, splitting water, decontamination and other applications Can be used to harness solar energy and generate hydrogen from splitting water or produce electrical energy in a photovoltaic cell Improved light harnessing efficiency, better tuned to the solar spectrum, over previous photocatalysts which were limited to UV light (that is 5% of the solar spectrum)
Our Innovation

Advances in nanotechnology have enabled the development of hybrid nanoparticles of metals and semiconductor material that can be highly controlled in size, shape and chemical composition, providing catalysts for use in various photocatalytic reactions and other applications employing light induced charge separation under visible light irradiation.

Key Features

Efficient activity in visible spectrum May be used for decomposing contaminants in air, water and on surfaces Ability to strictly control particle size and composition Development Milestones

Material development combining various nanoscale semiconductors and metals Ongoing work using the photocatalysts for different chemical reactions, working towards splitting water Experiments to increase activity and efficiency by controlling the particle size, materials used and other parameters The Opportunity

New family of materials for photocatlysis

Visible light activity of the photocatlyst to operate under solar irradiation

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