Isotopic and kinetic assessment of photocatalytic water splitting on Zn-added Ga2O3 photocatalyst loaded with Rh2-yCryO3 cocatalyst

Takashi Hisatomi, Kazuo Miyazaki, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Kazuhiko Maeda, Jun Kubota, Yoshihisa Sakata, Kazunari Domen*

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Photocatalytic overall water splitting using Zn-added Ga2O3 modified with Rh2-yCryO3 showed a weaker hydrogen-deuterium isotope effect and a lower apparent activation energy than previously reported electrochemical H2 evolution reactions. The photocatalytic reaction rates were dominated by bulk processes, rather than surface redox reactions. The isotope effect varied with the amounts of photocatalyst and cocatalyst, and with light intensity, due to varying contributions from surface reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Feb 12 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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