The generation of ammonia from atmospheric nitrogen and water using sunlight is a preferable approach to obtaining ammonia as an energy carrier and potentially represents a new paradigm for achieving a low-carbon and sustainable-energy society. Herein, we report the selective conversion of dinitrogen into ammonia through plasmon-induced charge separation by using a strontium titanate (SrTiO3) photoelectrode loaded with gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) and a zirconium/zirconium oxide (Zr/ZrOx) thin film. We observed the simultaneous stoichiometric production of ammonia and oxygen from nitrogen and water under visible-light irradiation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Mar 14|
- localized surface plasmon
- nitrogen fixation
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