Heterostructured composites for photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into methane

I am starting a new series of short posts that aims at pointing out interesting scientific articles I have read, as well as their significance and implications. A short summary will accompany the title of the article explaining the essence and theme underlying the research article as well as its potential application areas or research paths it opened up. The link to the original article will also be appended. The series of articles can be found under the category, “Interesting scientific articles” in my blog post. Here is the first one,

 

Article in ACS Omega, “Hybrid CuxO-TiO2 heterostructured composites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction into methane using solar irradiation: Sunlight into fuel”

 

Summary of article: Utilizing the free energy source of sunlight for the highly energy intensive reduction reaction converting carbon dioxide into methane, this paper reports a new hybrid bandgap material capable of more efficient capture of solar energy for photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to methane, a fuel opening up possibilities for a quicken path towards solar fuel.

 

Link to original article: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsomega.6b00164

 

Category: Interesting scientific articles,

Tags: solar fuel, photocatalytic reduction, nanotechnology, carbon dioxide, methane, sunlight, hybrid nanocomposites,

 

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