Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2022, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (7): 2109023.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB202109023

Special Issue: Heterojunction Photocatalytic Materials

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Rationally Designed Mn0.2Cd0.8S@CoAl LDH S-Scheme Heterojunction for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

Shanchi Liu1,2,3, Kai Wang1,2,3,*(), Mengxue Yang1,2,3, Zhiliang Jin1,2,3,*()   

  1. 1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, North Minzu University, Yinchuan 750021, China
    2 Ningxia Key Laboratory of Solar Chemical Conversion Technology, North Minzu University, Yinchuan 750021, China
    3 Key Laboratory for Chemical Engineering and Technology, State Ethnic Affairs Commission, North Minzu University, Yinchuan 750021, China
  • Received:2021-09-15 Accepted:2021-10-29 Published:2021-11-02
  • Contact: Kai Wang,Zhiliang Jin;
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  • Supported by:
    the Natural Science Foundation of Ningxia Province(2021AAC03225);the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of North Minzu University(2020KYQD29)


Constructing an efficient and stable heterojunction photocatalyst system is a promising approach to achieve solar-driven water splitting to produce hydrogen. In this work, a novel Mn0.2Cd0.8S@CoAl LDH (MCCA) S-scheme heterojunction was successfully prepared through the efficient coupling of Mn0.2Cd0.8S nanorods and CoAl LDH nanosheets, employing a physical mixing method. The photoluminescence and photocurrent-time response results demonstrated that the internal electric field of the constructed MCCA S-scheme heterojunction could successfully accelerate charge separation and electron transfer between the Mn0.2Cd0.8S interface and the CoAl LDH. Critically, the introduction of the CoAl LDH effectively inhibited the recombination of photogenerated electrons and holes, thereby improving the photocatalytic hydrogen production activity of Mn0.2Cd0.8S. A maximum H2 production of 1177.9 μmol in 5 h was obtained with MCCA-3. This represents a significant improvement compared to what can be achieved with the pure Mn0.2Cd0.8S nanorods and CoAl LDH nanosheets individually. This work provides a simple and effective approach for the rational design of S-scheme heterojunction photocatalysts for photocatalytic hydrogen production.

Key words: Mn0.2Cd0.8S, CoAl LDH, S-scheme heterojunction, Photocatalytic H2 production


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