Surface plasmon resonance on the photocatalytic water splitting

Jeffrey C.S. Wu, Jiun Jen Chen, Din Ping Tsai

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The effect of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) on the photocatalytic water splitting was studied by employing the photocatalyst, Au/TiO 2, to produce renewable solar hydrogen. The production of hydrogen was significantly increased because Au particles not only acted as electron traps as well as active sites but also played an important role in the SPR enhancement. The intensified electric field at the interface between the Au particle and the subdomain on TiO 2 was illustrated by finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic simulation. The size and shape of Au particles also controlled the SPR enhancement. The optimal photocatalytic activity was explored by different SPR enhancements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sept 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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