Pari, Sriram and Jha, Niki S and Ganesan, Thamarai Selvi and Jha, S K (2020) Pulse Electrodeposited Au–WO3 Catalyst from a Water–Ionic Liquid Microemulsion for Photoaccelerated Methanol Electrooxidation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(40) (IF-4.270). pp. 21957-21967.
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For improving the separation efficiency of photogenerated carriers and electrocatalytic activity, we have used visible light-responsive tungsten oxide (WO3) as a support for a plasmonic gold nanoparticle (Au NP) cocatalyst. It has been fabricated by a two-step optimized pulse electrodeposition method in aqueous and water-in-ionic liquid microemulsion media. By taking advantage of interfacial heterojunctions and the synergistic effect, the plasmonic Au NP electrocatalyst on WO3-coated fluorine-doped tin oxide as a photoanode has shown enhanced electrocatalytic current density as well as a negative shift in the onset potential under light irradiation for methanol electrooxidation. The pulse electrodeposited Au–WO3 nanocatalyst under light irradiation displays ∼3.85 times enhancement in electrocatalytic activity than without light irradiation, and it has been attributed to the simultaneous enhancement in electron–hole (e–/h+) pair separation of WO3 and Au NP surface plasmon resonance absorption. The mechanism of enhanced electrocatalytic performance of Au–WO3 has also been proposed under light illumination.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Alcohols,Metal nanoparticles,Electromagnetic radiation,Gold,Oxidation|
|Divisions:||Corrosion and Surface Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Dr. A K Sahu|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2021 12:38|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2021 13:06|
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