Qingquan He

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Ag2O/Bi2O2CO3 p-n heterojunctions are prepared with commercial Bi2O2CO3 as precursor via a simple photosynthesis process. The obtained Ag2O/Bi2O2CO3 p-n heterojunctions show higher photocatalytic activity than that of pure n-Bi2O2CO3, and the obtained Ag2O/Bi2O2CO3 (AB-4) heterojunction exhibits the best photocatalytic activity under visible light (λ > 400(More)
In most of the reported n-n heterojunction photocatalysts, both the conduction and valence bands of one semiconductor are more negative than those of the other semiconductor. In this work, we designed and synthesized a novel n-n heterojunction photocatalyst, namely CdS-ZnWO4 heterojunctions, in which ZnWO4 has more negative conduction band and more positive(More)
Metastable wurtzstannite Cu2ZnGeS4 (CZGS) nanocrystals were synthesized via a hot-injection method and then used as matrixes to fabricate PtCo-CZGS heterostructured nano-particles. The formed Mott-Schottky heterojunctions in the hybrid nanocrystals promote the transfer of electrons from semiconducting CZGS to metallic PtCo, which accelerates the reduction(More)
Two-dimensional (2D) semiconducting nanosheets have emerged as an important field of materials, owing to their unique properties and potential applications in areas ranging from electronics to catalysis. However, the controlled synthesis of ultrathin 2D nanosheets remains a great challenge, due to the lack of an intrinsic driving force for anisotropic(More)
Platinum (Pt)-based alloys are considerably promising electrocatalysts for the reduction of I-/I3- and Co2+/Co3+ redox couples in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). However, it is still challenging to minimize the dosage of Pt to achieve comparable or even higher catalytic efficiency. Here, by taking full advantages of the Mott-Schottky (M-S) effect at the(More)
It is generally believed that silver or silver-based compounds are not suitable counter electrode (CE) materials for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) due to the corrosion of the I(-) /I3 (-) redox couple in electrolytes. However, Ag2 S has potential applications in DSSCs for catalyzing I3 (-) reduction reactions because of its high carrier concentration(More)
Well-defined uniform pyramidal Ag-Ag8SnS6 heterodimers are prepared via a one-pot method. A plausible formation mechanism for the unique structures based on a seed-growth process and an etching effect due to oleylamine is proposed. The formed metal-semiconductor Mott-Schottky heterojunction promotes electron transfer from semiconducting Ag8 SnS6 to metallic(More)
Wurtz-stannite Cu2CdGeS4 nanocrystals were synthesized via a facile hot-injection method at a low temperature. They exhibited low charge transfer resistance at the electrolyte-electrode interface and high electrocatalytic activity for the reduction of I3(-) in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Moreover, this DSSC showed a power conversion efficiency of(More)
  • 1