Dramatically Enhanced Visible Light Response of Monolayer ZrS2 via Non-covalent Modification by Double-Ring Tubular B20 ClusterReport as inadecuate




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Nanoscale Research Letters

, 11:495

First Online: 10 November 2016Received: 30 July 2016Accepted: 04 November 2016

Abstract

The ability to strongly absorb light is central to solar energy conversion. We demonstrate here that the hybrid of monolayer ZrS2 and double-ring tubular B20 cluster exhibits dramatically enhanced light absorption in the entire visible spectrum. The unique near-gap electronic structure and large built-in potential at the interface will lead to the robust separation of photoexcited charge carriers in the hybrid. Interestingly, some Zr and S atoms, which are catalytically inert in isolated monolayer ZrS2, turn into catalytic active sites. The dramatically enhanced absorption in the entire visible light makes the ZrS2-B20 hybrid having great applications in photocatalysis or photodetection.

KeywordsElectronic structure Enhanced visible-light response ZrS2-B20 hybrid First-principles  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Yuan Si - Hong-Yu Wu - Hao-Ming Yang - Wei-Qing Huang - Ke Yang - Ping Peng - Gui-Fang Huang

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