Controlling Energy Bandgap Of Semiconducting Materials For Energy And Environment | 92504
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A control of the energy bandgap of semicondunding metarials including transtion metal chalcogenides (TMCs) including
TiO2, MoS2 and CoS2 have been paid attention for energy conversion and environmental issues. Herein, we like to introduce
new findings about the visible-light driven blue TiO2 materials for photo-catalytic hydrogen evolving reaction (HER) and for
an application to remove algae from water.1,2 In addition, we like to report new layered ternary transition metal chalcogenides
(TTMCs) material to overcome to the limitation of active sites which is challenging in binary transition metal chalcogenides
(BTMC) such as MoS2 towards electrochemical hydrogen production. The TTMC, Cu2MoS4 has been successfully synthesized by
a facile solution-processed method. Moreover, by anion doping such as Se in as the synthesized Cu2MoS4, it has been found that
TTMC can be exfoliated into single layer nanosheets and the single layered TTMC exhibits the highest electrocatalytic activity
towards HER.3 We also report an advanced bi-functional hybrid electrocatalyst for both oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and
oxygen evolution reaction (OER), which is composed of WS2 and CNT connected via tungsten carbide (WC) bonding. WS2
sheets on the surface of CNTs provide catalytic active sites for electrocatalytic activity while the CNTs act as conduction channels
and provide a large surface area. We found that four to five layers of WS2 sheets on the surface of CNTs produces excellent catalytic
activity towards both ORR and OER, which is comparable to noble metals (Pt, RuO2, etc.). Our findings show the many advantages
enabled by designing highly-active, durable, and cost-effective ORR and OER electrocatalysts.4 Finally, we like to demonstrate
new strategy to satisfy all requirements for the development of a highly active and remarkably durable HER electrocatalyst in both
acidic and alkaline media via anion-cation double substitution into a CoS2 moiety for preparing 3D mesoporous pyrite-metal
vanadium-cobalt phosphorsulphide (Co1-xVxSP).
1. Kan Zhang, et al. (2016) An order/disorder/water junction system for highly efficient co-catalyst-free photocatalytic
hydrogen generation. Energy & Environmental Science, 9, 499-503.
2. Youngmin Kim, Hee Min Hwang, Luyang Wang, Ikjoon Kim, Yeoheung Yoon and Hyoyoung Lee* (2016) Solar-light
photocatalytic disinfection using crystalline/amorphous low energy bandgap reduced TiO2. Scientific Reports, 6, 25212;
3. Anand P. Tiwari, Doyoung Kim, Yongshin Kim, Om Prakash, and Hyoyoung Lee* (2016) Highly Active and Stable
Layered Ternary Transition Metal Chalcogenide for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Nano Energy, 28, 366???372.
4. Anand P. Tiwari, Doyoung Kim, Yongshin Kim, and Hyoyoung Lee* (2017) Bi-functional oxygen electrocatalysis through
chemical bonding of transition metal chalcogenides on conductive carbons. Advanced Energy Materials, 1602217.
5. Ngoc Quang Tran, Quoc Viet Bui, Minh Hung Le, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe and Hyoyoung Lee* (2017) Anion-Cation Double
Substitution in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide to Accelerate Water Dissociation Kinetic for Electrocatalysis. Advanced
Energy Materials, In-revision.
Hyoyoung Lee has completed his PhD at Department of Chemistry, University of Mississippi, USA in 1997. He did his Postdoctoral studies at North Carolina State University. He worked at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and then moved to Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University as a full Professor. He served as a Director of National Creative Research Initiatives. Currently, he has served as an Associate Director of Centre for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Institute of Basic Science. His current research area is 0-2D semiconducting materials and their devices. He has written more than 140 journal articles in top-tier journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports.