Ferroelectrics in Photocatalysis

  title={Ferroelectrics in Photocatalysis},
  author={Liang Fang and Lu You and Jun-ming Liu},
  journal={Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications},
Aurivillius Oxides Nanosheets-Based Photocatalysts for Efficient Oxidation of Malachite Green Dye
Aurivillius oxides ferroelectric layered materials are formed by bismuth oxide and pseu-do-perovskite layers. They have a good ionic conductivity, which is beneficial for various photo-catalyzed
A novel 0.9KNbO3–0.1BaNi0.5Nb0.5O3(KBNNO):Ag2O/Bi2O3 heterojunction photocatalyst: synthesis, characterization and excellent photocatalytic performance
In the present study, first 0.9KNbO3–0.1BaNi0.5Nb0.5O3(KBNNO) nanosized powder was synthesized by solution combustion method and then a series of KBNNO:Ag2O and KBNNO:Bi2O3 composites with varying
Prediction of Intrinsic Ferroelectricity and Large Piezoelectricity in Monolayer Arsenic Chalcogenides.
This work provides strong evidence that the Pmn21 phase of arsenic chalcogenides As2X3 (X = S, Se, and Te), which include the recently isolated monolayer orpiment, are intrinsic ferroelectrics and demonstrate strong in-plane piezoelectricity.
Recent Advances of Ferro-, Piezo-, and Pyroelectric Nanomaterials for Catalytic Applications
Ferro-, piezo-, and pyroelectric materials are emerging as potential candidates for converting various forms of primary energy from the ambient environment (e.g., sunlight, mechanical, and thermal ...
Insights into the TiO 2-Based Photocatalytic Systems and Their Mechanisms
Photocatalysis is a multifunctional phenomenon that can be employed for energy applications such as H2 production, CO2 reduction into fuels, and environmental applications such as pollutant


A novel MOF/BiFeO3 composite as a catalyst for efficient and selective oxidation of alcohols
In this work, a novel metal–organic framework based composite with BiFeO3 noted as MOF/BiFeO3 has been synthesized and successfully employed as a highly efficient heterogeneous and recoverable
Effect of Internal Electric Fields on Charge Carrier Dynamics in a Ferroelectric Material for Solar Energy Conversion
The study indicates that the efficiencies of solar cells and solar fuels devices can be enhanced by the use of ferroelectric materials.
Enhanced ferroelectric photoelectrochemical properties of polycrystalline BiFeO3 film by decorating with Ag nanoparticles
Polycrystalline BiFeO3 (BFO) films are fabricated on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si(100) substrate as photoelectrode using sol-gel method. The microstructure, optical, and photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of the
Experimental Evidence for the Carrier Transportation Enhanced Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Process in Bismuth Ferrite (BiFeO3) One-Dimensional Fiber Nanostructures
The effective carrier transportation schemes in one-dimensional (1D) nanofibers of bismuth ferrite (BFO) have been experimentally demonstrated in comparison with their 3D particulate nanostructures.
Ferroelectric oxide surface chemistry: water splitting via pyroelectricity
There is widespread interest in finding sustainable replacements for fossil fuels, and hence hydrogen production via water splitting has received much attention. However, finding efficient water
Hydrothermal synthesis of novel BiFeO3/BiVO4 heterojunctions with enhanced photocatalytic activities under visible light irradiation
BiFeO3/BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalysts were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. The structures and optical properties of the as-prepared products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD),
Magnetic BiFeO3 grafted with MWCNT hybrids as advanced photocatalysts for removing organic contamination with a high concentration
This work focuses on a novel visible light responsive photocatalysis system for removing organic contamination in a high concentration, employing MWCNTs as a scaffold and an efficient electron relay
Manipulation of charge transfer and transport in plasmonic-ferroelectric hybrids for photoelectrochemical applications
It is shown that the photocurrent can be tuned by nearly an order of magnitude when changing the ferroelectric polarization in PZT, demonstrating a versatile and tunable system for energy harvesting.