By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Nanorods. According to news reporting originating in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "For conventional photocatalysis, the energy threshold rather than merely the spectral response is always restricted that the infrared part (48% of solar energy) has never been efficiently utilized, undesirably elevating the temperature and damaging the photon-to-electron conversion."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "It remains challenging to conquer the IR-related contradiction and integrate the infrared energy into the solar energy conversion. Herein, we logically designed a Bi-induced synergistic photo/thermocatalyst (fluorite Ce(1-x)nanorods), where the coupled ionic conductivity accompanying highly reductive Bi and concomitant oxygen vacancies helped bring about integration of photocatalysis with synergistic low temperature (20-80 C, IR-driven) catalysis, promising for the effective utilization of infrared energy."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "More generally, through our results a feasible methodology is verified in detail that integration of semiconductor."
For more information on this research see: Bismuth-Induced Integration of Solar Energy Conversion with Synergistic Low-Temperature Catalysis in Ce1-xBixO2-delta Nanorods. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013;117(46):24242-24249. Journal of Physical Chemistry C can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Journal of Physical Chemistry C - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/jpccck)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Jiang, Chinese Academy Sci, Shanghai Inst Ceram, State Key Lab High Performance Ceram & Superfine, Shanghai 200050, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include W.Z. Wang, E.P. Gao, L. Zhang and S.M. Sun.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Oil & Gas, Nanotechnology, Energy Conversion, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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