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CQDs as emerging trends for future prospect in enhancement of photocatalytic activity

  • Carbon Letters
  • Abbr : Carbon Lett.
  • 2022, 32(1), pp.81-97
  • DOI : 10.1007/s42823-021-00282-x
  • Publisher : Korean Carbon Society
  • Research Area : Natural Science > Natural Science General > Other Natural Sciences General
  • Received : June 9, 2021
  • Accepted : September 8, 2021
  • Published : January 1, 2022

Syed Noureen 1 Huang Jianfeng 1 Feng Yongqiang 1

1School of Material Science and Engineering, International S

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) as a rising class of carbon family have gained widespread attention in view of their multiple properties such as great photoluminescence (PL) properties, facile synthesis route, needing economical and cheap raw material, high physiochemical stability, and simple functionalization. This makes CQDs highly versatile and with potential for different applications. To date, CQDs-enabled photocatalysts are regarded as one of the most efficient technologies to degrade pollutants in water; however, poor activity under visible light and the recombination of photogenerated electron and hole pairs hinder getting an ideal performance that may be applied on a large scale. Conventional techniques have been modified via a new advanced method. In this review, we highlighted the strategies to improve the activity of conventional semiconductor photocatalysis via coupling with CQDs, and strategies to improve the photocatalytic activity such as functionalization, doping, and Z-scheme heterojunctions were discussed in detail. This review also covered the CQDs heterojunction application in pollutant degradation and discussed several examples with high-performance photocatalytic activity.

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