Quantum dot-decorated semiconductor micro- and nanoparticles: a review of their synthesis, characterization and application in photocatalysis

Beata Bajorowicz , Marek Kobylański , Anna Gołąbiewska , Joanna Nadolna , Adriana Zaleska-Medynska , Anna Malankowska

Abstract

Quantum dot (QD)-decorated semiconductor micro- and nanoparticles are a new class of functional nanomaterials that have attracted considerable interest for their unique structural, optical and electronic properties that result from the large surface-to-volume ratio and the quantumconfinement effect. In addition, because ofQDs' excellent light-harvesting capacity, unique photoinduced electron transfer, and up-conversion behaviour, semiconductor nanoparticles decoratedwith quantumdots have been used widely in photocatalytic applications for the degradation of organic pollutants in both the gas and aqueous phases. This review is a comprehensive overview of the recent progress in synthesis methods for quantum dots and quantum dot-decorated semiconductor composites with an emphasis on their composition, morphology and optical behaviour. Furthermore, various approaches used for the preparation of QD-based composites are discussed in detail with respect to visible and UV light-induced photoactivity. Finally, an outlook on future development is proposed with the goal of overcoming challenges and stimulating further research into this promising field.
Author Beata Bajorowicz (FCh / DET / LPh)
Beata Bajorowicz,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Marek Kobylański (FCh / DET / LPh)
Marek Kobylański ,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Anna Gołąbiewska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Anna Gołąbiewska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Joanna Nadolna (FCh / DET / LPh)
Joanna Nadolna,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Adriana Zaleska-Medynska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Anna Malankowska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Anna Malankowska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
Journal seriesAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0001-8686, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Vol256
Pages352-372
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in Englishquantum dots, photocatalysts, nanocomposite synthesis, semiconductor particles, heterogeneous photocatalysis
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.003
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.003
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)45
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 05-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 45.0, 05-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 7.223 (2) - 2016=9.446 (5)
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