Recent advance of graphene/semiconductor composite nanocatalysts: Synthesis, mechanism, applications and perspectives

This review provided a general overview of the latest research results of graphene/semiconductor composites nanocatalysts

Yumeng Hu; Chengyun Zhou; Han Wang; Ming Chen; Guangming Zeng; Zhifeng Liu; Yang Liu; Wenjun Wang; Ting Wu; Binbin Shao; Qinghua Liang

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Graphene and graphene/semiconductor composites have been of great interest in photocatalysis
  • The toxicity and degradation of graphene are introduced to help focus on its impact on living systems of the environment
  • This review provided a general overview of the latest research results of graphene/semiconductor composites nanocatalysts
  • The roles of graphene in promoting semiconductor photocatalytic performance including increasing the adsorption of reactants, expanding the range of light absorption and intensity, acting as a photosensitizer and electron transfer medium were emphasized
  • This review gives a comprehensive and updated overview of graphene/semiconductor composites for environmental and energy applications and is expected to shed light on the further study in this exciting area

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