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Graphene oxide (GO) has attracted considerable attention because of its remarkable enhanced adsorption and multifunctional properties. However, the toxic properties of GO nanosheets released into the environment could lead to the instability of biological system. In aqueous phase, GO may interact with fine mineral particles, such as chloridion intercalated(More)
A knowledge of adsorption behaviors of oxygen on the model system of the reduced rutile TiO(2)(110)-1×1 surface is of great importance for an atomistic understanding of many chemical processes. We present a scanning tunneling microcopy (STM) study on the adsorption of molecular oxygen either at the bridge-bonded oxygen vacancies (BBO(V)) or at the hydroxyls(More)
The water splitting reaction based on the promising TiO(2) photocatalyst is one of the fundamental processes that bears significant implication in hydrogen energy technology and has been extensively studied. However, a long-standing puzzling question in understanding the reaction sequence of the water splitting is whether the initial reaction step is a(More)
Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 into organic molecules is a very complicated and important reaction. Two possible pathways, the fast-hydrogenation (FH) path and the fast-deoxygenation (FdO) path, have been proposed on the most popular photocatalyst TiO2. We have carried out first-principles calculations to investigate both pathways on the perfect and(More)
The two-dimensional assemblies of truxenone, diindeno[1,2-a;1',2'-c]fluorene-5,10,15-trione, on the Au(111) surface have been studied by scanning tunnelling microscopy in ultrahigh vacuum. It is found that the truxenone monolayer on Au(111) exhibits different two-dimensional supramolecular structures. The investigation using scanning tunnelling microscopy(More)
Efficient water splitting through electrocatalysis has been studied extensively in modern energy devices, while the development of catalysts with activity and stability comparable to those of Pt is still a great challenge. In this work, we successfully developed a facile route to synthesize graphene-like layered carbon (GLC) from a layered silicate(More)
Interaction of phenol and naphthol with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), and their competitive behavior on rGO were examined by batch experiments, spectroscopic analysis and theoretical calculations. The batch sorption showed that the removal percentage of phenol or naphthol on rGO in bisolute systems was significantly lower than those of phenol or naphthol in(More)
Under local plasmonic excitation, Raman images of single molecules can now surprisingly reach subnanometer resolution. However, its physical origin has not been fully understood. Here we report a quantum-mechanical description of the interaction between a molecule and a highly confined plasmonic field. We show that when the spatial distribution of the(More)
Noble-metal-free bimetal-based electrocatalysts have shown high efficiency for water oxidation. Ni and/or Co in these electrocatalysts are essential to provide a conductive, high-surface area and a chemically stable host. However, the necessity of Ni or Co limits the scope of low-cost electrocatalysts. Herein, we report a hierarchical hollow FeV composite,(More)
It has been a long-term desire to fabricate hybrid silicon-molecular devices by taking advantages of organic molecules and the existing silicon-based technology. However, one of the challenging tasks is to design applicable functions on the basis of the intrinsic properties of the molecules, as well as the silicon substrates. Here we demonstrate a(More)