LAB OF Sers and catalysis

Prof.Dr.Wei Xie


Congratulations to Lili Du for her paper just accepted by Chemical Science!

      This article reported on the combination of plasmonic Au NPs and semiconductors for plasmon-promoted electrocatalytic water splitting. By using SERS, we find a strong spontaneous interfacial charge transfer between Au and NiCo LDH. Through selective blocking of the metal surface with a thiol molecular monolayer, it is found that the plasmon-promoted OER occurs on LDH semiconductor but HER are mainly located on Au NP surface. This work demonstrates the critical role of interfacial charge transfer in hot electron-driven water splitting and paves the way for rational design of high-performance plasmonic electrocatalysts.