Cocatalyst free nickel sulphide nanostructure for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Murthy, Muniyappa and Kalegowda, Sagar N and Shetty, Manjunath and Sriramoju, Jagadeesh Babu and Shastri, Mahesha and Rao, Navakoteswara S V and De, Debasis and Rangappa, Dinesh (2022) Cocatalyst free nickel sulphide nanostructure for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 47. pp. 5308-5318. ISSN 0360-3199

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Metal chalcogenides are highly active, inexpensive, and earth-abundant materials for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. This work presents cocatalyst-free Nickel Sulphides (a and b phases) nanostructures for photocatalytic hydrogen generation. NiS nanostructures are synthesized by the solvothermal method by varying the water to ethanol ratio. The synthesized sample has shown an optical bandgap of 1.83 eV, which is favorable for H2 generation. X-ray diffractometer (XRD) patterns confirm the formation of hexagonal and rhombohedral crystal structures with high phase purity for both NiS-a and NiS-b nano�structures. The multifaceted regular-shaped morphology with 50 nm sized particles was confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The photo�catalytic H2 generation studies reveal that the NiS-a phase exhibited better H2 gactivity of 13.413 m mol h�1 g�1 than the NiS-b phase of 12.713 m mol h�1 g�1 under UVeVis light irradiation without any cocatalyst.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanostructure NiS Solvothermal process
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 08:58
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 08:58

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