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Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry, 2024, 5(1); doi: 10.25236/AJMC.2024.050109.

Developments in g-C3N4-based nanomaterial-based photocatalytic hydrogen generation and photocatalytic ion doping


Shengwei Guo, Yifeng Chai

Corresponding Author:
Yifeng Chai

School of Physics and Electronic Science, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, China


The scientific advancement on g-C3N4 in the areas of hydrogen generation and ion doping is the main topic of this study. The modification techniques of graphitic phase carbon nitride are elaborated to improve the photocatalytic hydrogen precipitation efficiency of g-C3N4 through elemental doping, structural modulation, and heterojunction construction. These techniques aim to address the drawbacks of graphitic phase carbon nitride, including small specific surface area, fast photogenerated carrier complexation, and low visible light utilization efficiency. The effects of ion doping on g-C3N4's photocatalytic performance are also thoroughly examined in this paper, along with the correlation between doping type, concentration, and photocatalytic activity. The thorough analysis demonstrates that ion doping is a useful strategy for maximizing g-C3N4's photocatalytic performance, and although g-C3N4's potential for hydrogen generation is evident, more investigation and development are still required. The purpose of this review is to offer scholars working in related subjects useful references and advice.


Ion doping; G-C3N4 photocatalytic generation of Hydrogen; Degradation of pollutants

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Shengwei Guo, Yifeng Chai. Developments in g-C3N4-based nanomaterial-based photocatalytic hydrogen generation and photocatalytic ion doping. Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry (2024) Vol. 5, Issue 1: 49-54. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMC.2024.050109.


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